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Brithdir Aqueduct

A Grade II Listed Building in Berriew, Powys

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Latitude: 52.6118 / 52°36'42"N

Longitude: -3.1862 / 3°11'10"W

OS Eastings: 319780

OS Northings: 302220

OS Grid: SJ197022

Mapcode National: GBR 9Y.8J7F

Mapcode Global: WH79W.1M22

Plus Code: 9C4RJR67+PG

Entry Name: Brithdir Aqueduct

Listing Date: 21 August 1995

Last Amended: 21 August 1995

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 16356

Building Class: Water Supply and Drainage

Location: Carries the Montgomeryshire Canal across the Luggy Brook.

County: Powys

Community: Berriew (Aberriw)

Community: Berriew

Locality: Brithdir

Traditional County: Montgomeryshire

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G.W.Buck was the engineer of the eastern branch of the canal between 1819 and 1831, and he rebuilt an existing aqueduct in 1819. In 1828, he added railings to the tow-path side of the aqueduct. c1890, slumping of the cast-iron side plates necessitated a reduction of the span of the trough by the introduction of masonry abutments.


Brick and stone abutments to either side of a cast-iron trough consisting of rectangular plates with splayed flanges bolted together. Cast iron railing on tow path side of 1828 has close-spaced posts below mid-rail, and iron hand rail. Timber deck and plain iron rail to W side probably added when the aqueduct was repaired c1890.

Reasons for Listing

A very good example of the small iron-trough type of aqueduct developed by G.W.Buck, and the prototype for the similar aqueduct at Welshpool.

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Other nearby listed buildings

  • 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 Bridge 125 over the Montgomeryshire Canal
    Carries the lane over the canal to the rear of the Horseshoes Inn.
  • 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 Horseshoes PH
    On the main A483 road to the N of Berriew, alongside the junction with Brithdir Lane.
  • II Brtihdir Lock
    Immediately NE of Bridge 125, adjacent to Brithdir Lane, and to the rear of the Horseshoes Inn.
  • II Brithdir Lock Cottage
    On the NW side of the canal at Brithdir Lock, close to Brithdir Lane.
  • 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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