Archive for the tag 'Chirk'

I have visited Chirk and walked across the aqueduct on previous occasions, just stepping my toe across the border from Wales into England. It is fun to say you have stepped from Wales into England with just a few footsteps.
Today I had the opportunity to step out further along the canal pathway for an enjoyable [...]

6 Comments CherryPie on Apr 16th 2022

Chirk aqueduct is 70 feet high and was built between 1796 and 1801 by Thomas Telford and William Jessop.

The ten circular masonry arches of the structure, each spanning 40 feet, have piers carried between them as pilaster strips. There is no cast iron trough carrying the water of the canal, as at Pontcysyllte. Instead, the [...]

22 Comments CherryPie on May 27th 2011