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Canal Bridge on Roadway to the Bridge

A Grade II Listed Building in Guilsfield, Powys

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Latitude: 52.7079 / 52°42'28"N

Longitude: -3.1333 / 3°7'59"W

OS Eastings: 323526

OS Northings: 312849

OS Grid: SJ235128

Mapcode National: GBR B0.2K85

Mapcode Global: WH79H.V64D

Entry Name: Canal Bridge on Roadway to the Bridge

Listing Date: 22 February 1995

Last Amended: 22 February 1995

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 15814

Building Class: Transport

Location: Located over the disused Guilsfield Canal to provide access to the Bridge.

County: Powys

Community: Guilsfield (Cegidfa)

Community: Guilsfield

Locality: Varchoel

Traditional County: Montgomeryshire

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Canal bridge No 5 on the Guilsfield Branch of the Montgomeryshire Canal constructed 1794-1797. Brick arch and abutments, with sandstone copings.
Parabolic arch of 33cm brick, partially rendered under soffit, the abutments splayed at both ends ending in 45cm brick piers. Stone string at water level and 5 housing slots for maintenance. Parapet rises at an angle along the abutments and flattens over the bridge, capped by a flush square stone coping. On NE side, an oval cast iron identification plate with figure 5.

Reasons for Listing

A typical and well preserved accommodation bridge over the Guilsfield Branch of the Montgomeryshire Canal.

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