AQUEDUCT

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1158298
Date first listed:
04-Jul-1989
Statutory Address:
AQUEDUCT, WATERY LANE

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Location

Statutory Address:
AQUEDUCT, WATERY LANE

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

District:
North Somerset (Unitary Authority)
Parish:
Winford
National Grid Reference:
ST 54720 63941

Details

ST 56 SW and 56 NW 3/163 and 6/163 WATERY LANE GV Aqueduct

GV II

Aqueduct for Bristol water supply. Completed 1851, James Simpson, Engineer. Wrought iron tube, limestone piers and abutments. A run of c260 m of wrought iron pipe of ovoid section cl.4 m deep and 1 m at its widest carried across the valley and over Watery Lane on 14 piers in coursed, rock-faced masonry, tapered square to concrete 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 either end a stone revetment wall, crowned with simple iron railing, containing reservoir in puddled clay. The pipeline, still in use, is part of an 18 km supply line (see also previous Item, and Harptree Combe, East Harptree, Wansdyde D.C.), and probably the oldest surviving example of such engineering.

Listing NGR: ST5440465025

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
34032
Legacy System:
LBS

Legal

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

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Date: 11 Jun 2001
Reference: IOE01/02566/17
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