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AQUEDUCT IN HARPTREE COMBE

List Entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

Name: AQUEDUCT IN HARPTREE COMBE

List entry Number: 1129583

Location

AQUEDUCT IN HARPTREE COMBE

The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County:

District: Bath and North East Somerset

District Type: Unitary Authority

Parish: East Harptree

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 04-Jul-1989

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 32850

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History

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ST 55 NE EAST HARPTREE HARPTREE COMBE

5/110 Aqueduct in Harptree Combe II

Aqueduct for Bristol water supply. Completed 1851, John Simpson, Engineer. Wrought iron tube, limestone piers and abutments. A run of c 5Om of wrought iron pipe of ovoid section cl.4m deep and lm at its widest, carried across a narrow, steep-sided course on 5 piers in coursed rock-faced masonry, tapered square, to stone padstones carrying rocker bearings for the large pipe. Piers vary in height to accommodate ground profile and the central pier is cruciform, with raking buttresses. At the north end is a short length of lofty revetment wall to a stone coping, and at the south end a similar high wall, returned in a battered length formed in undressed rocks, but with three broad raking buttresses in dressed stone; this continues, at a lower level, as an undressed rock revetment battered wall, with stone coping, dying out to rising ground, continued for an overall length of c 25m, and enclosing a reservoir in puddled clay. The pipeline, still in use, is part of an 18km supply line (see also Winford CP), and probably the oldest surviving example of such engineering. It is complete in detail as built.

Listing NGR: ST5618356009

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National Grid Reference: ST 56183 56009

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