Information for record number MWA1859:
Brownsover Aquaduct

Summary Aqueduct carrying the Oxford Canal over the Old Leicester Road
What Is It?  
Type: Aqueduct
Period: Imperial - Modern (1751 AD - 2050 AD)
Where Is It?  
Parish: Rugby
District: Rugby, Warwickshire
Grid Reference: SP 50 77
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Level of Protection National - Listed Building (Grade: II)
Sites & Monuments Record

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1Aqueduct. 1831-34, repaired and refurbished 1991. Single span across road. Cast-iron trough constructed of bolted planks, slung between semi-circular, openwork metal girders supporting towpath and offside Moulded iron cornices. Solid brick abutments and outward-curving wing walls with stone mouldings and copings. Brick pilasters rising to parapet height and finished in stone, at four corners of trough and at terminations of wings. Parapets are square section metal railings with partly flat and partly moulded top rails.
2 Aqueduct was constructed during the major realignment of the Oxford Canal carried out between 1829 and 1834. Repaired and restored by British Waterways. Work carried out included the replacement of all the arch ribs previously damaged by high vehicles and replaced by steel beams, with new cast-iron ribs and the complete repainting of the structure. The roadway under the Aqueduct had been converted to pedestrian use only, the roadway being blocked by kerbing and bollards. This should prevent any further damage to the structure caused by over-height vehicles.

Source No: 2
Source Type: Building Survey
Title: Panel for Historical Engineering Works
Author/originator: Institution of Civil Engineers
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Source Type: Map
Title: 1st edition 1:2500
Author/originator: Ordnance Survey
Date: 1882-1889
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designation Listed Building Buildings and structures, such as bridges, that are of architectural or historical importance are placed on a statutory list. These buildings are protected by planning and conservation acts that ensure that their special features of interest are considered before any alterations are made to them.

Depending on how important the buildings are they are classed as Grade I, Grade II* or Grade II. Grade I buildings are those of exceptional interest. Grade II* are particularly important buildings of more than special interest. Those listed as Grade II are those buildings that are regarded of special interest.
period Modern The Modern Period, about 1915 AD to the present (the 20th and 21st centuries AD)

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period Imperial 1751 AD to 1914 AD (end of the 18th century AD to the beginning of the 20th century AD)

This period comes after the Post Medieval period and before the modern period and starts with beginning of the Industrial Revolution in 1750. It includes the second part of the Hannoverian period (1714 – 1836) and the Victorian period (1837 – 1901). The Imperial period ends with the start of the First World War in 1914.
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period modern About 1915 AD to the present (the 20th and 21st centuries AD)

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monument ROADWAY * The central part of a road between the pavements or the verges. back
monument TROUGH * A narrow, open container, usually where food or water for animals is put. Use specific type where known. back
monument CANAL * An artificial navigable waterway used for the transportation of goods. Nowadays also used for recreational purposes. back
monument STONE * Use only where stone is natural or where there is no indication of function. back
monument ARCH * A structure over an opening usually formed of wedge-shaped blocks of brick or stone held together by mutual pressure and supported at the sides; they can also be formed from moulded concrete/ cast metal. A component; use for free-standing structure only. back
monument BOLLARD * A wooden, stone or iron post for securing things to or for preventing vehicular access to pedestrianized areas. back
monument ROAD * A way between different places, used by horses, travellers on foot and vehicles. back
monument RAILINGS * A fence or barrier made of metal or wooden rails. back
monument SQUARE * An open space or area, usually square in plan, in a town or city, enclosed by residential and/or commercial buildings, frequently containing a garden or laid out with trees. back
monument ENGINEERING WORKS * Any factory or site using machine tools in a manufacturing or processing capacity. back
monument AQUEDUCT * An artificial water channel for carrying water over long distances. Use also for bridge-like structures that carry the channel or canal across a valley, river or other obstacle. back
monument STRUCTURE * A construction of unknown function, either extant or implied by archaeological evidence. If known, use more specific type. back
monument WALL * An enclosing structure composed of bricks, stones or similar materials, laid in courses. Use specific type where known. back

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