Information for record number MWA4352:
Brinklow Arches to N of Brinklow

Summary Brinklow Arches, a canal aqueduct which was built during the Imperial period. It is still in use and is situated 300m west of Hare Spinney.
What Is It?  
Type: Aqueduct, Canal
Period: Imperial - Industrial (1751 AD - 1913 AD)
Where Is It?  
Parish: Brinklow
District: Rugby, Warwickshire
Grid Reference: SP 44 80
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Level of Protection National - Old SMR PrefRef (Grade: )
Sites & Monuments Record
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1 Built at a cost of £12000, this magnificent structure consisted of 12 arches, each of 22' span, built of square stone and bricks and was connected to a 600' embankment at one end and a 400' embankment at the other. As built, the 12 arches were used as follows - one was over a stream and 2 kept as passages. The keeper occupied one, the next was used as a stable, the next as a store room for hay and straw, the next as a forge, the remainder being intended for dwellings, though whether they were lived in is doubtful. The aquaduct was widened in the 1830's by the building of an embankment along one side.
2 The arch crossing the stream is visible, as is the one to the south of this. The rest appears to have been hidden by further embanking to the west.

Source No: 1
Source Type: Bibliographic reference
Title: The Oxford Canal
Author/originator: Compton H J
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Source No: 2
Source Type: Site Visit
Title: SMR Card
Author/originator: Kilburn C
Date: 1984
Page Number:
Volume/Sheet: PRN 4393
A view of Brinklow Arches, a canal aqueduct
Copyright: Warwickshire County Council
Date: 1910s
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source SMR Card Sites and Monuments Record Card. The Warwickshire Sites and Monuments Record began to be developed during the 1970s. The details of individual archaeological sites and findspots were written on record cards. These record cards were used until the 1990s, when their details were entered on to a computerised system. The record cards are still kept at the office of the Warwickshire Sites and Monuments Record. back
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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monument BUILDING * A structure with a roof to provide shelter from the weather for occupants or contents. 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 DWELLING * Places of residence. back
monument EMBANKMENT * A long ridge of earth, rocks or gravel primarily constructed to carry a roadway. back
monument INDUSTRIAL * This is the top term for the class. See INDUSTRIAL Class List for narrow terms. 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 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 STABLE * A building in which horses are accommodated. back
monument STREAM * A natural flow or current of water issuing from a source. back
monument FORGE * A building or site where bloom iron or cast iron is forged into wrought iron. back

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