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Berriew Aqueduct

A Grade II Listed Building in Berriew, Powys

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Latitude: 52.5972 / 52°35'49"N

Longitude: -3.1993 / 3°11'57"W

OS Eastings: 318862

OS Northings: 300604

OS Grid: SJ188006

Mapcode National: GBR 9Y.9F0F

Mapcode Global: WH79V.TZPB

Plus Code: 9C4RHRW2+V7

Entry Name: Berriew Aqueduct

Listing Date: 21 August 1995

Last Amended: 21 August 1995

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 16349

Building Class: Water Supply and Drainage

Location: Carries the Montgomeryshire Canal over the River Rhiw SE of Berriew village.

County: Powys

Community: Berriew (Aberriw)

Community: Berriew

Built-Up Area: Berriew

Traditional County: Montgomeryshire

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An aqueduct was built between 1794 and 1797 as part of the original engineering of the canal (engineered by John and Thomas Dadford), but the original masonry structure was re-faced in extensive restoration work in 1889, carried out by the Shropshire Union Railways and Canal Company.


Blue and red engineering brick, with stone dressings. 2 arches span the river, with keeled stone cutwater between them. Each has a stone drip mould, and a moulded string course defines the base of the deck. Narrower side arches carry the road and a track, and are similar detailed. The arches are all divided by projecting pilaster buttresses. Plain cruciform-section cast iron posts and railings to parapet. E face carries stone plaque inscribed with date of restoration.

Reasons for Listing

A fine example of an aqueduct from the later phases of work on the Montgomeryshire Canal.

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