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A Grade II Listed Building in Winford, North Somerset

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Latitude: 51.3727 / 51°22'21"N

Longitude: -2.6519 / 2°39'6"W

OS Eastings: 354720

OS Northings: 163941

OS Grid: ST547639

Mapcode National: GBR JN.SMNS

Mapcode Global: VH88Z.ZRFK

Entry Name: Aqueduct

Listing Date: 4 July 1989

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1158298

English Heritage Legacy ID: 34032

Location: Winford, North Somerset, BS40

County: North Somerset

Civil Parish: Winford

Traditional County: Somerset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset

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Listing Text

ST 56 SW and 56 NW
3/163 and 6/163 WATERY LANE


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.4 m deep and 1 m at its widest carried across
the valley and over Watery Lane 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.
The pipeline, still in use, is part of an 18 km supply line (see also previous
Item, and Harptree Combe, East Harptree, Wansdyde D.C.), and probably the
oldest surviving example of such engineering.

Listing NGR: ST5440465025

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

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