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Bridge 137 over the Montgomeryshire Canal

A Grade II Listed Building in Berriew, Powys

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Latitude: 52.5699 / 52°34'11"N

Longitude: -3.2126 / 3°12'45"W

OS Eastings: 317911

OS Northings: 297584

OS Grid: SO179975

Mapcode National: GBR 9X.C3QZ

Mapcode Global: WH7B1.MNDQ

Entry Name: Bridge 137 over the Montgomeryshire Canal

Listing Date: 21 August 1995

Last Amended: 21 August 1995

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 16367

Building Class: Transport

Location: Carries the by-road which leaves the A483 on the W side alongside the Post Office Stores at Fron.

County: Powys

Community: Berriew (Aberriw)

Community: Berriew

Locality: Fron

Traditional County: Montgomeryshire

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The stretch of Montgomeryshire Canal between Garthmyl and Newtown was constructed between 1815 and 1819-21 (Josiah Jessop, engineer). This bridge forms part of that phase of construction (with some later repair work).


Single span brick arched bridge, with some stone dressings. Outer piers and parapet have pyramidal stone copings, and stone string course marks the position of the road bed. Splayed in plan, and in section rising in a shallow curve.

Reasons for Listing

Included as a key element in the engineering works associated with the Montgomeryshire Canal.

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