© N.L. Stones
AQUEDUCT, WATERY LANE
WINFORD, NORTH SOMERSET, SOMERSET
11 June 2001
04 July 1989
Date of last amendment:
04 July 1989
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ST 56 SW and 56 NW
3/163 and 6/163 WATERY LANE
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.