Yarningale Aqueduct

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Yarningale Aqueduct
Yarningale Aqueduct
Yarningale Aqueduct, looking south towards lock 34
Yarningale Aqueduct is located in Warwickshire
Yarningale Aqueduct
Location in Warwickshire
Coordinates 52°17′43″N 1°43′54″W / 52.2952°N 1.7316°W / 52.2952; -1.7316Coordinates: 52°17′43″N 1°43′54″W / 52.2952°N 1.7316°W / 52.2952; -1.7316
Maintained by British Waterways
Length 42 feet (13 m)
Conduit width 9 feet (2.7 m)
Construction began 1812 (original)
1834 (current)
Opening date 1834 (current)

Yarningale Aqueduct is one of three aqueducts on a 4 miles (6 km) length of the Stratford-upon-Avon Canal in Warwickshire. It spans the Kingswood Brook near the village of Claverdon. All three aqueducts are unusual in that the towpaths are at the level of the canal bottom.

Originally built between 1812 and 1816 as a wooden structure,[1] the aqueduct is a single-berth navigation over a local stream, and is approximately 42 feet (13 m) long. It leads into the 34th lock – "Bucket Lock" – on the canal, the middle of a three-lock flight in the Claverdon area.

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)

In 1834, the aqueduct was destroyed by flooding of the two waterways,[1] caused by a surge from the nearby Grand Union Canal. It was rebuilt in cast iron the same year by Horseley Ironworks.[2]



  1. ^ a b "Stratford aqueducts spend their lottery winnings". Waterscape. 13 June 2003. Retrieved 3 March 2009. 
  2. ^ "Retort! (issue 4)" (PDF). Warwickshire Industrial Archaeology Society. 1994. Retrieved 3 March 2009. 

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