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Bristol Waterworks Co

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See also Bristol Waterworks.

The 'Barrow Tanks' reservoirs are supplied with spring water from the Mendip Hills by a system of aqueducts constructed c.1850. The include three impressive wrought iron aqueducts over valleys. They are constructed from riveted wrought iron plates, formed into closed ducts of ovoid section and supported by masonry piers. See Bristol Waterworks: Aqueducts.

The iron aqueducts are Grade II listed:-
Harptree Combe aqueduct Historic England listing here.
The aqueduct crossing Watery Lane, south of Winford listing here.
Aqueduct on east side of Winford village: listing here

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