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Brtihdir Lock

A Grade II Listed Building in Berriew, Powys

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Latitude: 52.6129 / 52°36'46"N

Longitude: -3.183 / 3°10'58"W

OS Eastings: 319993

OS Northings: 302336

OS Grid: SJ199023

Mapcode National: GBR 9Y.8K0G

Mapcode Global: WH79W.2LJ7

Plus Code: 9C4RJR78+5Q

Entry Name: Brtihdir Lock

Listing Date: 21 August 1995

Last Amended: 21 August 1995

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 16353

Building Class: Transport

Location: Immediately NE of Bridge 125, adjacent to Brithdir Lane, and to the rear of the Horseshoes Inn.

County: Powys

Community: Berriew (Aberriw)

Community: Berriew

Locality: Brithdir

Traditional County: Montgomeryshire

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The Montgomeryshire Canal was constructed as far as Garthmyl between 1794 and 1797 (John and Thomas Dadford, engineers), and the lock was engineered at that time, though extensively repaired at various times since.


Blue brick-lined lock chamber with stone copings. Single timber gates at either end (replaced 1982). The lower entrance to the lock has curved stone flanking walls, stepped in height, and a flight of steps leading down to water level on the E side. Overflow carries water round the lock to the NW.

Reasons for Listing

A typical Montgomeryshire Canal lock, part of an important group of canal structures at Brithdir.

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Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Brithdir Lock Cottage
    On the NW side of the canal at Brithdir Lock, close to Brithdir Lane.
  • II Brithdir Limekilns
    At the rear of the Horseshoes Public House, built into a mound on the bank of the Montgomeryshire Canal, close to the bridge carrying Brithdir Lane over the canal.
  • II Bridge 125 over the Montgomeryshire Canal
    Carries the lane over the canal to the rear of the Horseshoes Inn.
  • II Horseshoes PH
    On the main A483 road to the N of Berriew, alongside the junction with Brithdir Lane.
  • II Brithdir Aqueduct
    Carries the Montgomeryshire Canal across the Luggy Brook.
  • II Bridge 126 over the Mongomeryshire Canal
    Carries the lane leading from the main A483 to Upper Luggy Farmhouse, S of the Horseshoes Inn at Brithdir.
  • II Upper Luggy Farmhouse
    Approached by a lane leaving the main A483 south of the Horseshoes Inn at Brithdir.
  • II Brithdir Hall
    Set back from the lane in gardens, close to the junction with the main A483 at the Horseshoes Inn.

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