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Tanhouse Bridge

A Grade II Listed Building in Llandrinio, Powys

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Latitude: 52.7126 / 52°42'45"N

Longitude: -3.1052 / 3°6'18"W

OS Eastings: 325433

OS Northings: 313347

OS Grid: SJ254133

Mapcode National: GBR B2.206G

Mapcode Global: WH79J.82LR

Plus Code: 9C4RPV7V+3W

Entry Name: Tanhouse Bridge

Listing Date: 29 December 1994

Last Amended: 29 December 1994

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 15439

Building Class: Transport

Location: Canal bridge No.108 over the Montgomeryshire Canal.

County: Powys

Community: Welshpool (Y Trallwng)

Community: Llandrinio

Locality: Wern

Traditional County: Montgomeryshire

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c.1820-33, G Buck, Engineer.


Stone coped brick abutments with blue engineering brick chamfered vertical corners. Applied iron strips to protect corners on towpath. Bridge of five fish-bellied cast iron 'T'-joists with 170 x 40mm bottom flange, depth 210-280mm, the outer joist cast iron with pockets for timber guard rail, all bearing on stone padstones. Roadway carried on later corrugated iron between joists. Oval cast iron plate with bridge number affixed to abutment under bridge. Towpath revetted with special large cow-nosed blue engineering bricks by Tibbington Co. Tipton. [Staffs], probably set in 1880-1890 when canal was overhauled by the Shropshire Union Railways and Canal Co.

Reasons for Listing

One of a number of ironwork structures added during engineering improvements to the canal in early C19.

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