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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
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
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
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