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Bridge 137 over the Montgomeryshire Canal

A Grade II Listed Building in Berriew, Powys

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Coordinates

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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History

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).

Exterior

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.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Telephone Call-box in front of Fron Post Office Stores
    Set to rear of wide pavement on corner with by-road over canal bridge. Backs onto left side of the brick frontage of the Post Office Stores.
  • II Post Office Stores
    Alongside the main Welshpool-Newtown Road at Fron, and with the Montgomeryshire Canal immediately to the rear.
  • II Tan-y-Fron
    Alongside the main Welshpool-Newtown Road at Fron, and with the Montgomeryshire Canal immediately to the rear.
  • II Bridge Cottage
    Situated immediately alongside the River Severn and approached via a by-road which leaves the A483 to the E at Fron.
  • II Maes Fron
    Alongside the main Welshpool-Newtown Road, approx 0.3km S of Fron Post Office Stores. The Montgomeryshire Canal runs immediately to the rear of the cottage.
  • II Bridge 139 over The Montgomeryshire Canal
    Berriew
  • II Brick Shed alongside Bridge 140 over The Canal
    Carries a track or drive-way over the canal off the W side of A483 approx 0.3km S of Fron Post Office Stores.
  • II Bridge 140 over The Canal
    Carries a track or drive-way over the canal off the W side of A483 0.3km approx. S of Fron Post Office Stores.

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