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43826

Site Name: Bridgwater and Taunton Canal
Civil Parish: Lyng, North Petherton, Cheddon Fitzpaine, Creech St. Michael, Durston, West Monkton, Taunton, Bridgwater
Comprises:
PRN 10551Swing bridge, Outwood brickworks, Outwood
PRN 10612Canal basin, Somerset Bridge, North Petherton
PRN 10624Swing bridge site, SW of Kitches Farm, North Petherton
PRN 10625Swing bridge, North Newton
PRN 10626Swing bridge, Whites, North Petherton
PRN 10627Swing bridge, Fordgate
PRN 10628Swing bridge, N of Huntworth, North Petherton
PRN 10986Canal lock, E of Standards Barton, North Petherton
PRN 10987Canal lock and bridge, E of Court Farm, North Petherton
PRN 10988Canal lock, SW of Newcotts Farm, North Petherton
PRN 12469Canal bridge, Old Taunton Road, Bridgwater
PRN 12596Second World War anti-tank obstacles, Coxhill Bridge, S of North Newton
PRN 15947Coxhill Bridge at ST 304306, Bridgwater and Taunton Canal, North Petherton
PRN 15948Lower Maunsell Lock No 3 and Lower Maunsell Bridge (shown on OS map as Maunsel Lock) at ST 308298, Bridgwater and Taunton Canal, North Petherton
PRN 15949Higer Maunsel Lock No 4 and Higher Maunsel Bridge at ST 308294, Bridgwater and Taunton Canal, North Petherton
PRN 16878Kings Lock, North Newton
PRN 16882High Bridge, North Newton
PRN 22893Canal bridge, Durston
PRN 22894Canal bridge, Firepool
PRN 22896Canal bridge, Obridge, Taunton
PRN 22897Canal bridge, Priorswood, Taunton
PRN 22907Canal bridge, Hamp Ward, Bridgwater
PRN 27098Canal lengthsman's hut, W of Outwood House, Lyng
PRN 27099Canal lengthsman's hut, Kings Lock, North Newton
PRN 32529Milepost, S of Somerset Bridge, Bridgwater
PRN 43829Canal lock, E of Charlton Manor, Durston
PRN 43830Swing bridge site, Durman's Farm, Charlton
PRN 43831Canal pumping house, SW of Charlton, Durston
PRN 43832Swing bridge, Vicarage Lane Farm, Creech St Michael
PRN 43842Canal locks and junction, S of Creech St Michael
PRN 44017Swing bridge, Cathill Farm, Creech St Michael
PRN 44127Canal junction, Firepool
PRN 44128Canal lock, Firepool
Grid Ref: ST 307 290 (ST 32 NW) ST 304 279 (ST 32 NW) ST 3000 2747 (ST 32 NW) ST 2500 2618 (ST 22 NE) ST 2310 2535 (ST 22 NW)
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Details:

"Bridgwater and Taunton Canal" printed on 1969 map. {1}

An act authorising the construction of a canal between the Grand Western Canal (W of Taunton) and Bristol was passed in 1811. In 1822 construction started and in 1827 the canal was opened from Taunton to Huntworth (PRN 10612). At Taunton the canal connected to the River Tone at Firepool (ST23052530). In 1837 the canal extended through Bridgwater to the dock. In 1866 it was bought by Bristol and Exeter Railway but continued in use until brought by the Great Western Railway. In 1838 the Grand Western Canal (PRN 43844) connected with the Bridgwater and Taunton canal. {2}

The junction of the Chard Canal (PRN 53321) is at ST27072562 (PRN 43842). {3}

References:

1 Map - Ordnance Survey 1:10,560 National Grid Series map. Sheet: ST22NE. (1969).
2 Description - Hunt, TJ and Sellman, RR. Aspects of Somerset History.  (1973), 44.
3 Verbal communication - Dennison, E [Ed]. Somerset County Council, Sites and Monuments Record (03/12/1987). Location: Verbal, electronic or direct entry, no source retained
4 Aerial photographs - DAP TG 1. (18/7/1990) Location: HER digital information, prints in archive at Somerset Heritage Centre.
5 Aerial photographs - DAP TG 2. (18/7/1990) Location: HER digital information, prints in archive at Somerset Heritage Centre.
6 Aerial photographs - DAP WZ11-14. (1994) Location: HER digital information, prints in archive at Somerset Heritage Centre.
7 Aerial photographs - DAP WY9,10. (1994) Location: HER digital information, prints in archive at Somerset Heritage Centre.
8 Aerial photographs - DAP WM 36. (1994) Location: HER digital information, prints in archive at Somerset Heritage Centre.
9 Mention - Warren, D. Somerset's Industrial Heritage: A Guide and Gazetteer.  (1996), 20. Somerset Industrial Archaeology Society survey no 8.
10 Description - Buchanan, CA. The Bridgwater and Taunton Canal.  (1990) Somerset Industrial Archaeology Society survey 1.

Record created in December 1982

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