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Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Dundas Aqueduct

The Dundas Aqueduct (see below) carries the Kennet and Avon Canal over the River Avon near Limpley Stoke on the Somerset/Wiltshire border.

The Dundas Aqueduct was built by John Rennie between 1797 and 1801 and was completed in 1805. The aqueduct is named after Charles Dundas, the first chairman of the Kennet and Avon Canal Company. Dundas Aqueduct is 137 metres long with three arches built of Bath Stone, Doric pilasters, and balustrades at each end. Dundas Aqueduct is a grade 1 listed building.

Dundas Aqueduct
Visitors to the Dundas aqueduct can walk across the aqueduct along the towpaths on either side (see below).

Dundas Aqueduct
Visitors to the Dundas Aqueduct can also learn about the history of the aqueduct and associated canals.

Dundas Aqueduct
Dundas Aqueduct is located along Warminster Road (A36) just north of Limpley Stoke. Visitors to the Dundas Aqueduct may also want to visit the Holy Trinity Church, Abbey Mill, Town Bridge or the Saxon Church of St Laurence in nearby Bradford-on-Avon.

Dundas Aqueduct Map

© 2011 John Westby

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