Edstone Aqueduct

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Stratford Canal Aqueducts
28-33 Locks (6)
Yarningale Aqueduct
34-35 Locks (2)
36-38 Preston Bagot Locks (3)
47a A4189 Warwick Road bridge
A3400 Wootton Wawen Aqueduct
39 Bearley Lock
Edstone aqueduct (145m)
40-50 Wilmcote Locks (11)

Edstone Aqueduct is one of three aqueducts on a 4 miles (6 km) length of the Stratford-upon-Avon Canal in Warwickshire. All are unusual in that the towpaths are at the level of the canal bottom. At 475 feet (145 m),[1] Edstone is the longest aqueduct in England.[2] It crosses a minor road, the Birmingham and North Warwickshire railway and also the trackbed of the former Alcester Railway. There was once a pipe from the side of the canal that enabled locomotives to draw water to fill the loco's tank. Some excellent pictures of the aqueduct with locomotive tanks being filled from the canal can be found on the Warwickshire Railways website

Edstone Aqueduct, Bearley
Edstone Aqueduct From South. Bearley Lock in the distance. April 2012

See also[edit]

List of canal aqueducts in the United Kingdom

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ware (1989). Britain’s Lost Waterways. Moorland Publishing Co Ltd. p. 28,29. 
  2. ^ Skempton, Sir Alec (2002). A Biographical Dictionary of Civil Engineers in Great Britain and Ireland: Vol 1: 1500 to 1830. Thomas Telford. p. 357. ISBN 0-7277-2939-X. 

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Coordinates: 52°14′47″N 1°45′51″W / 52.2464°N 1.7641°W / 52.2464; -1.7641