Store Street Aqueduct

Local name
LocationManchester city centre, UK

The Store Street Aqueduct in central Manchester, England, was built in 1798 by Benjamin Outram on the Ashton Canal. A Grade II* listed building it is built on a skew of 45° across Store Street, and is believed to be the first major aqueduct of its kind in Great Britain and the oldest still in use today.

The aqueduct was constructed to cross Shooters Brook. It is built of stone with large voussoirs and retaining walls of coursed masonry and is 7.4 metres wide with triangular buttresses. The brook was culverted in about 1805 and Store Street was built over it. The canal is about 4.6 metres wide and 1.45 metres deep. The arch has a 7.6-metre square span and a 10.5-metre skew span rising 2.75 metres above road level.

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Coordinates 53°28'46.505" N -2°13'38.849" E

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