CPAT Regional Sites & Monuments Record

PRN 36451 - Welshpool, Severn Road Former Railway Bridge over Montgomeryshire Canal
Listed Building 16725 (II )

NGR :- SJ2271207459 (SJ20NW)
Unitary authority :- Powys
Community :- Welshpool
Prefered site type :- 19th century - Railway bridge (Structure - Intact )

Listed building

The following is from Cadw's Listed Buildings database

Immediately N of the Lledan Aqueduct, carrying a footpath over the canal.

The bridge was built to carry the Welshpool and Llanfair Railway over the canal. The Welshpool and Llanfair Caereinion Railway Company was formed in 1898, and the railway opened in 1903. It was taken over by the Great Western Railway in 1921, and closed by British Rail in 1956.

Stone abutments with rusticated terminal piers at E side and rough rubble to W, support cast-iron girders carrying road-bed (formed from sleepers).

A unique surviving relic of the light railway in its length through the town, the bridge also forms part of a group of structures associated with the canal.

Eva Bredsdorff, Welshpool in Old Photographs, 1993, p.84; Ralph Cartwright and R.T.Russell, The Welshpool and Llanfair Railway, 1972.

Sources:-
Cadw Listing database , 2000 , ,
Jones, N W, Silvester, R J & Britnell, W J , 2003 , Montgomery Canal Conservation Management Strategy. Landscape Archaeology Assessment , CPAT Report 550 .
Additional sources:-
Eva Bredsdorff, Welshpool in Old Photographs, 1993, p.84;
Ralph Cartwright and R.T. Russell, The Welshpool and Llanfair Railway, 1972.


Events:-
Assessment CPAT / 2003(31/08/03) -
Desktop study CPAT / 2003(31/08/03) -
HLC CPAT / 2003(31/08/03) -

record created 19/09/96 BC96 - copyright CPAT , last updated 10/05/04
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Clwyd Powys Archaeological Trust, Curatorial Section, 7a Church Street, Welshpool, Powys SY21 7DL.
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