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Aqueduct to East of Church of St Mary and St Peter

A Grade II Listed Building in Winford, North Somerset

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Latitude: 51.3821 / 51°22'55"N

Longitude: -2.6567 / 2°39'24"W

OS Eastings: 354394

OS Northings: 164990

OS Grid: ST543649

Mapcode National: GBR JN.S0G4

Mapcode Global: VH88Z.WJWB

Entry Name: Aqueduct to East of Church of St Mary and St Peter

Listing Date: 4 July 1989

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1129231

English Heritage Legacy ID: 34031

Location: Winford, North Somerset, BS40

County: North Somerset

Civil Parish: Winford

Built-Up Area: Winford

Traditional County: Somerset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset

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Listing Text

The following buildings shall be added to the list

and 56 NW
5/163 and
GV (north side)
Aqueduct to east of the
Church of Ss Mary
and Peter


Aqueduct for Bristol water supply. Completed 1851, James Simpson, Engineer.
Wrought iron tube, limestone piers and abutments. A run of c260 m of wrought
iron pipe of ovoid section cl.4m deep and 1 m at its widest carried across a
valley on 14 piers in coursed rock-faced masonry, tapered square, to concrete
padstones carrying rocker bearings for the large pipe. Piers vary in height
to accommodate ground profile, and the central pier is cruciform, with raking
buttresses. At either end a stone revetment wall, crowned with simple
iron-railing, containing reservoir in puddled clay. Very prominent in the
valley to the east of the Church of Ss Mary and Peter (q.v.); the pipeline,
still in use, is part of an 18 km supply line (see also Watery Lane, Winford
and Harptree Combe, East Harptree, Wansdyke D.C.), and probably the oldest
surviving example of such engineering.

Listing NGR: ST4702762696

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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