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Bridge 126 over the Mongomeryshire Canal

A Grade II Listed Building in Berriew, Powys

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Latitude: 52.6112 / 52°36'40"N

Longitude: -3.1867 / 3°11'12"W

OS Eastings: 319740

OS Northings: 302151

OS Grid: SJ197021

Mapcode National: GBR 9Y.8J38

Mapcode Global: WH79W.0MSK

Entry Name: Bridge 126 over the Mongomeryshire Canal

Listing Date: 21 August 1995

Last Amended: 21 August 1995

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 16357

Building Class: Transport

Location: Carries the lane leading from the main A483 to Upper Luggy Farmhouse, S of the Horseshoes Inn at Brithdir.

County: Powys

Community: Berriew (Aberriw)

Community: Berriew

Locality: Brithdir

Traditional County: Montgomeryshire

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The Montgomeryshire Canal was constructed as far as Garthmyl c1794-1797. This bridge was almost certainly built at that time, with some subsequent repair work.


Single span bridge, red brick. Segmental arch with splayed abutments, parapet with stone copings, and shallow pilasters to either side.

Reasons for Listing

A typical example of bridge construction associated with the first phase of the Montgomeryshire Canal, and part of an important group of canal structures at Brithdir.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Brithdir Aqueduct
    Carries the Montgomeryshire Canal across the Luggy Brook.
  • 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 The Factory
    Set back from the lane, and approached by a track almost opposite Brithdir Hall.

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