Pete’s MONTGOMERY CANAL PHOTO-SITE

 

Brynderwen (Abermule) to Newtown ( Section15 ).  Page 4.

 

 Dolfor bridge (No 155)

 

Seen from the Newtown side.

 

 

 Leaving the Dolfor area,

 

You travel along a pleasantly wooded path in the direction of Newtown.

 

 

 At the far end of the wooded area,

 

A wooden form is by the side of the path.

The wide filled in area that you see was possibly a winding or turning area.  The probable site of the Port House Turn Bridge Number 156 is at the far end of this wide.

 

 

 A  small road crosses the path of the canal at this point.

 

This is probably the site where the Port House Turn Bridge Number 156 crossed the canal.

 

 

 Past this site, hidden behind the large tree in the previous photo, you will find the old Port House Building.

 

A small wharf and a winding hole used to exist in this area.

 

 

Leaving the Port House area ,

 

The River Severn is seen to the left and there is a seat to the right of the pathway.

 

 

 The path following the old towpath-

 

Reaches a road crossing the canals path .

Past the barriers seen in the photo, the ground rises several feet. This is the probable site of Rock Lock Bridge Number 157 preceding the lock.

 

 

 Looking back from the probable site of  Rock Lock Bridge (No. 154).

 

It is not possible at present to determine the exact position of the bridge but evidence of the lock position is available if you search.

 

 

 The site of Rock Lock ( rise of 8’4’’).

 

The evidence of the start of the lock and possibly the Rock Lock bridge is buried under concrete.

 

 

 Further evidence of the position of the lock .

 

In the form of a lock side building hidden behind the trees just past the concrete slabs seen in the previous photo.

 

 

 Rock Bridge Number 158.

 

The wide footpath/cycle way now passes underneath the bridge.

 

 

 The church and graveyard lie to the right of the trees.

 

 

 A sign to the left of the path tells us this is now the Newtown Riverside Cycleway.

 

 

 Past the notice, further evidence of canal side structures is to be found in the trees.

 

 

 Near to Newtown.

 

View of the original path of the canal and towpath seen on the approach to Newtown.

The towpath is now a footpath and provides a pleasant walk. The  bed of the canal, to the right of  towpath,  has been filled in .  

 

 

 Newtown Pump House  and Footbridge (Bridge 158a).

 

The pump house ( now private property) seen here, originally had a tall chimney.

The Foot Bridge seen here crossing over the path of the canal, is still in use.

 

 

Rear of Newtown Pump House.

 

The original pipe is still to be seen entering the River Severn.  

 

 

Newtown.

 

Behind the old buildings of the Central Dairy Newtown Depot that was built over the course of the canal.

At this point, only the embankment separated the canal  from the River Severn.   

 

 

  

Off Canal Road, Newtown.

 

A transport depot now covers the line of the canal but evidence of its path is still  to be found.

This photo shows what remains of the parapet of Waggon Bridge (No. 160) incorporated in a garden hedge. The bridge was the last bridge before the canal entered Newtown Canal Basin.  

 

 

 

Newtown.

 

This sign on "LOWER CANAL ROAD" is the only evidence that remains of the canals terminal basin at Newtown. The whole area is now covered by residential properties.   

 

 

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