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Albert Street Cutting, Bridgwater and Taunton Canal

A Grade II Listed Building in Bridgwater, Somerset

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Latitude: 51.1257 / 51°7'32"N

Longitude: -3.011 / 3°0'39"W

OS Eastings: 329344

OS Northings: 136754

OS Grid: ST293367

Mapcode National: GBR M5.970Y

Mapcode Global: VH7DH.RYKX

Entry Name: Albert Street Cutting, Bridgwater and Taunton Canal

Listing Date: 16 November 1989

Last Amended: 31 January 1994

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1197423

English Heritage Legacy ID: 374026

Location: Bridgwater, Sedgemoor, Somerset, TA6

County: Somerset

District: Sedgemoor

Civil Parish: Bridgwater

Built-Up Area: Bridgwater

Traditional County: Somerset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset

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Listing Text


736-1/8/218 Albert Street Cutting, Bridgwater
16/11/89 and Taunton Canal
(Formerly Listed as:
Albert Street Cutting, 15m SE of
Albert St Bridge to 50m NW of West
St Bridge)


Canal cutting. 1839-1841. Engineered by Thomas Maddicks. 2
sandstone rubble walls approx 1210m long and approx 4.5m high,
running along the towpath and the offside of the canal from
c15m south-east of Albert Street Bridge to approx 50m
north-west of West Street Bridge. The walls have plain
pilasters at regular intervals, and plain stone bands above. A
short section of the offside wall south-east of West Street
Bridge has been rebuilt in concrete block. Rubblestone towpath
retaining wall with squared flagstone edging.
The Bridgwater and Taunton Canal was constructed between
1824-1827 with James Hollinsworth as engineer. In 1839-1841 it
was extended into Bridgwater by Thomas Maddicks.

Listing NGR: ST2934436754

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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