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Bridge 131 over The Montgomeryshire Canal

A Grade II Listed Building in Berriew, Powys

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.5835 / 52°35'0"N

Longitude: -3.1906 / 3°11'26"W

OS Eastings: 319424

OS Northings: 299079

OS Grid: SO194990

Mapcode National: GBR 9Y.B941

Mapcode Global: WH7B1.YBT7

Entry Name: Bridge 131 over The Montgomeryshire Canal

Listing Date: 21 August 1995

Last Amended: 21 August 1995

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 16375

Building Class: Transport

Location: Carries the former main Newtown-Welshpool road over the Montgomery Canal immediately north of the Nags Head Public House.

County: Powys

Community: Berriew (Aberriw)

Community: Berriew

Locality: Garthmyl

Traditional County: Montgomeryshire

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History

The Montgomeryshire Canal was built as far as Garthmyl 1794-1797, and extended in 1815. This bridge is the first to be built as part of the extension of the canal to Newtown.

Exterior

Red brick single arch span, with blue brick to parapet (representing a later rebuilding); rusticated stone string course at foot of parapet.

Reasons for Listing

Part of an important group of canal structures at the former Garthmyl wharf.

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