Map B: Lightmoor & Dawley

The Aqueduct




The Aqueduct

The Aqueduct

An isolated remnant from the industrial past, the 'Aqueduct' gave its name to the village that grew up around it.


Built out of stone in 1792 by James Lowden, the single arch aqueduct was used to carry the western arm of the Shropshire Canal over the old Wellington to Bridgnorth turnpike road.







The Aqueduct with St Paul's and railway bridge in background c.1956

The Aqueduct with St Paul's and

railway bridge in background c.1956

This stretch of the canal, in the late 18th and early 19th centuries, was the main means of transporting coal supplies to the ironworks at Coalbrookdale. The arrival of the railways in the 1860s heralded the demise of the canal.



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The aqueduct is still open to be walked under or across, but is now almost completely obscured by hideous metal cladding - temporary I hope. . .
Submitted by K8B on 13 November 2013 16:29
Since 1999 the Britannia Aqueduct Historical Society has been researching the history of the Aqueduct and Stirchley church. Any exchange of information to assist in our project would be welcome. [I would be delighted if the Society wanted to add to the limited information shown on the website - Web Editor]
Submitted by peter brookside on 23 July 2009 12:25


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