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Macclesfield Canal Pool Lock Aqueduct and Footbridge

A Grade II Listed Building in Kidsgrove, Staffordshire

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Latitude: 53.0912 / 53°5'28"N

Longitude: -2.2553 / 2°15'18"W

OS Eastings: 383001

OS Northings: 354914

OS Grid: SJ830549

Mapcode National: GBR 138.6MT

Mapcode Global: WHBCD.BK9L

Plus Code: 9C5V3PRV+FV

Entry Name: Macclesfield Canal Pool Lock Aqueduct and Footbridge

Listing Date: 22 April 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1188456

English Heritage Legacy ID: 273342

Location: Church Lawton, Cheshire East, ST7

County: Staffordshire

Civil Parish: Kidsgrove

Traditional County: Cheshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Staffordshire

Church of England Parish: Lawton (or Church Lawton) All Saints

Church of England Diocese: Chester

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Pool Lock Aqueduct and footbridge-


Aqueduct and footbridge. Dated 1828. Red brick (English bond) with stone
parapet string and stone coped parapet. Low segmental arch spanning
the Trent and Mersey Canal with rusticated ashlar surround. The abutments
sweep forward and are terminated by wide pilaster buttresses with squat
pyramidal caps. Over the arch is a stone panel bearing the inscription
"POOL LOCK / AQUEDUCT / MDCCCXXVIII". On top of the aqueduct, spanning
the Macclesfield Canal is a footbridge: red and blue brick abutments
and cast iron bridge and balustrade. The Macclesfield Canal was opened
in 1831: the engineer was William Crosley. Charles Hadfield,The Canals
of the West Midlands 3rd edition (1985).

Listing NGR: SJ 83001 54914

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