Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Yarningale Aqueduct

The Stratford-upon-Avon Canal has 3 aqueducts of which the Yarningale is the first (if you are heading to Stratford from the North, or the last if the other direction of course!) The very short Yarningale Aqueduct spans the Kingswood Brook near Claverdon and dates from the early 19th century. Yarningale itself is a hamlet of the Claverdon parish.

The original aqueduct was made of wood but it was washed away in 1834 during the flooding of the canal and the nearby Grand Union Canal. A new aqueduct was made from cast iron at Horseley Ironworks and this is the structure that remains today. Like the Edstone and Wootton Wawen aqueducts further down the canal the Yarningale Aqueduct is unusual in that the bottom of the towpath is level with the bottom of the canal.

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