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Berriew Lock

A Grade II Listed Building in Berriew, Powys

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Latitude: 52.6033 / 52°36'11"N

Longitude: -3.1923 / 3°11'32"W

OS Eastings: 319347

OS Northings: 301275

OS Grid: SJ193012

Mapcode National: GBR 9Y.92QC

Mapcode Global: WH79V.YT0N

Plus Code: 9C4RJR35+83

Entry Name: Berriew Lock

Listing Date: 21 August 1995

Last Amended: 21 August 1995

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 16335

Building Class: Transport

Location: Situated 150m approx. N of bridge 128 which carries the B4390 over the canal 0.5km approx. NE of Berriew village.

County: Powys

Community: Berriew (Aberriw)

Community: Berriew

Traditional County: Montgomeryshire

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The Montgomeryshire Canal was built as far as Garthmyl between 1794 and 1797, engineered by John and Thomas Dadford. The lock forms part of this original construction, though was substantially rebuilt in the later C19. The gates were replaced in 1982.


Lock chamber constructed of tooled and well coursed and squared stone and blue engineering brick. Timber gates. Overflow passes under brick arched culvert on W side of lock. Small brick hut with slate roof with brick stack on the N side of the lock chamber.

Reasons for Listing

A significant element of the engineering of the eastern arm of the Montgomeryshire Canal.

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