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Aqueduct in Harptree Combe

A Grade II Listed Building in East Harptree, Bath and North East Somerset

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Latitude: 51.3015 / 51°18'5"N

Longitude: -2.6299 / 2°37'47"W

OS Eastings: 356183

OS Northings: 156009

OS Grid: ST561560

Mapcode National: GBR JP.Y75V

Mapcode Global: VH89D.CKJ3

Entry Name: Aqueduct in Harptree Combe

Listing Date: 4 July 1989

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1129583

English Heritage Legacy ID: 32850

Location: East Harptree, Bath and North East Somerset, BS40

County: Bath and North East Somerset

Civil Parish: East Harptree

Built-Up Area: East Harptree

Traditional County: Somerset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset

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Listing Text

The following building shall be added to the list:


5/110 Aqueduct in Harptree


Aqueduct for Bristol water supply. Completed 1851, John Simpson, Engineer.
Wrought iron tube, limestone piers and abutments. A run of c 5Om of wrought
iron pipe of ovoid section cl.4m deep and lm at its widest, carried across a
narrow, steep-sided course on 5 piers in coursed rock-faced masonry, tapered
square, to stone 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 the north end is a short length of lofty revetment
wall to a stone coping, and at the south end a similar high wall, returned in
a battered length formed in undressed rocks, but with three broad raking buttresses
in dressed stone; this continues, at a lower level, as an undressed rock revetment
battered wall, with stone coping, dying out to rising ground, continued for
an overall length of c 25m, and enclosing a reservoir in puddled clay. The
pipeline, still in use, is part of an 18km supply line (see also Winford CP),
and probably the oldest surviving example of such engineering. It is complete
in detail as built.

Listing NGR: ST5618356009

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