This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.
SU 18 NW PURTON -
9/270 Moredon Aqueduct
Aqueduct to carry the North Wilts Canal over the River Ray. 1813- 1819. Three brick culverts each of 1 brick ring. Stone string above and high walls in English bond with end piers and curved wing walls. Stone copings. Derelict at June 1985, the downstream wall partly collapsed. The only significant monument of this canal which linked the Wilts and Berks Canal at Swindon to the Thames and Severn Canal at Latton, and which much facilitated navigation from the west to London avoiding the upper Thames. (Hadfield.C: The Canals of the South and South East of England, 1969.)
Listing NGR: SU1138387831
© Mr Chris Pocock. Source: Historic England Archive
This photograph was taken for the Images of England project
People & Organisations
Photographer: Pocock, Chris
Rights Holder: Pocock, Chris
Brick, Stone, Georgian Aqueduct, Transport, Water Transport Site, Water Supply And Drainage, Watercourse
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