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© Mrs Wendy Smith

IoE Number: 383094
Location: LANCASTER CANAL LUNE AQUEDUCT (THAT PART WITHIN LANCASTER DISTRICT), CATON ROAD (west off)
  LANCASTER, LANCASTER, LANCASHIRE
Photographer: Mrs Wendy Smith
Date Photographed: 20 August 2002
Date listed: 22 December 1953
Date of last amendment: 13 March 1995
Grade I

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LANCASTER SD46SE CATON ROAD 1685-1/1/62 (West side (off)) 22/12/53 Lune Aqueduct (that part within Lancaster District) (Formerly Listed as: Lune Aquaduct) GV I Aqueduct over the River Lune. 1797. By John Rennie (engineer) and Alexander Stevens (architect). For the Lancaster Canal Company. Squared rock-faced sandstone blocks and sandstone ashlar. 5 semicircular arches separated by panelled buttresses above triangular cutwaters. On the west side the central arch has a keystone carved to represent Lancaster Castle Gateway. Above is an inscribed plaque reading: 'QUAE DEERANT ADEUNT: SOCIANTUR DISSITA: MERCES FLUMINA CONVENIUNT ARTE DATURA NOVAS. A.D. MDCCXCVII. ING. I. RENNIE EXTRUX. A. STEVENS. P. ET F.' On the east side in the same place is the inscription 'TO PUBLIC PROSPERITY.' Below the parapet is a Doric entablature having a strongly projecting cornice. The parapet has 3 balustraded openings over each arch. Parts of the aqueduct are in Halton-with-Aughton and Quernmore CPs.

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