Dundas Aqueduct (west end)

Crosses the River Avon and the Bath - Trowbridge railway line
The Somerset Coal Canal, Warminster Road, Monkton Combe BA2 7HY, United Kingdom
 
Dundas Aqueduct (west end) is a minor waterways place on the Kennet and Avon Canal (Main Line) between Dundas Aqueduct (east end) (Crosses the River Avon and the Bath - Trowbridge railway line) (½ furlongs to the east) and Somerset Coal Canal Junction (¼ furlongs to the west).
 
It is at one end of Dundas Aqueduct.
 

Mooring here is unrated

 

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Nearest water point

Somerset Coal Canal Junction — ¼ furlongs away
On this waterway in the direction of River Avon Junction
Bathampton Bridge No 183 — 3 miles, 1 furlong away
On this waterway in the direction of River Avon Junction
Bradford and Frome Road Wharves — 4 miles, 2¾ furlongs and 1 lock away
On this waterway in the direction of Northcroft Lane Arm
Sells Green Bridge No 149 — 13 miles, 5¾ furlongs and 8 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of Northcroft Lane Arm
Hanham Lock No 1 — 16 miles, 6 furlongs and 11 locks away
Travel to River Avon Junction, then on the River Avon (Kennet and Avon Navigation) to Hanham Lock No 1
Devizes Wharf — 17 miles, 3 furlongs and 37 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of Northcroft Lane Arm

Nearest rubbish disposal

Somerset Coal Canal Junction — ¼ furlongs away
On this waterway in the direction of River Avon Junction
Bathampton Bridge No 183 — 3 miles, 1 furlong away
On this waterway in the direction of River Avon Junction
Bradford and Frome Road Wharves — 4 miles, 2¾ furlongs and 1 lock away
On this waterway in the direction of Northcroft Lane Arm
Abbey View Lock No 11 — 5 miles, 1 furlong and 2 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of River Avon Junction
Seend Wharf Bridge No 153 — 12 miles, 3½ furlongs and 5 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of Northcroft Lane Arm
Sells Green Bridge No 149 — 13 miles, 5¾ furlongs and 8 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of Northcroft Lane Arm
Hanham Lock No 1 — 16 miles, 6 furlongs and 11 locks away
Travel to River Avon Junction, then on the River Avon (Kennet and Avon Navigation) to Hanham Lock No 1

Nearest chemical toilet disposal

Bradford and Frome Road Wharves — 4 miles, 2¾ furlongs and 1 lock away
On this waterway in the direction of Northcroft Lane Arm
Caen Hill Marina — 14 miles, 4½ furlongs and 8 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of Northcroft Lane Arm
Devizes Wharf — 17 miles, 3 furlongs and 37 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of Northcroft Lane Arm
Devizes Marina — 19 miles and 37 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of Northcroft Lane Arm

Nearest place to turn

Somerset Coal Canal Junction — ¼ furlongs away
On this waterway in the direction of River Avon Junction
Conkwell Wood Winding Hole — 2½ furlongs away
On this waterway in the direction of Northcroft Lane Arm
Brassknocker Basin — 2¾ furlongs away
Travel to Somerset Coal Canal Junction, then on the Kennet and Avon Canal (Somersetshire Coal Canal) to Brassknocker Basin
Claverton Winding Hole — 1 mile, 3¼ furlongs away
On this waterway in the direction of River Avon Junction
Avoncliffe Aqueduct (north end) — 2 miles, 5¼ furlongs away
On this waterway in the direction of Northcroft Lane Arm
Avoncliffe Aqueduct (south end) — 2 miles, 6 furlongs away
On this waterway in the direction of Northcroft Lane Arm
Bathampton Winding Hole — 2 miles, 6¼ furlongs away
On this waterway in the direction of River Avon Junction
Bathampton Bridge Winding Hole — 3 miles, ¼ furlongs away
On this waterway in the direction of River Avon Junction
Sydney Wharf Winding Hole — 4 miles, 6¼ furlongs away
On this waterway in the direction of River Avon Junction
Bradford and Frome Road Wharves — 4 miles, 2¾ furlongs and 1 lock away
On this waterway in the direction of Northcroft Lane Arm
The Old Chandelry Marina — 5 miles, 2 furlongs and 1 lock away
On this waterway in the direction of Northcroft Lane Arm
Pulteney Gardens Winding Hole — 5 miles, ¾ furlongs and 2 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of River Avon Junction
Bradford on Avon Winding Hole — 5 miles, 5¾ furlongs and 1 lock away
On this waterway in the direction of Northcroft Lane Arm
Horseshoe Walk Bridge No 190 — 5 miles, 1 furlong and 3 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of River Avon Junction
Hilperton Wharf — 7 miles, ½ furlongs and 1 lock away
On this waterway in the direction of Northcroft Lane Arm
Hilperton (Staverton) Marina — 7 miles, ¾ furlongs and 1 lock away
On this waterway in the direction of Northcroft Lane Arm
Whaddon Grove Winding Hole — 9 miles, ½ furlongs and 1 lock away
On this waterway in the direction of Northcroft Lane Arm
Semington Junction — 10 miles, ¾ furlongs and 1 lock away
On this waterway in the direction of Northcroft Lane Arm
Seend Wharf — 12 miles, 3 furlongs and 5 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of Northcroft Lane Arm
Sells Green Swing Bridge No 150 — 13 miles, 2½ furlongs and 8 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of Northcroft Lane Arm

Nearest self-operated pump-out

Somerset Coal Canal Junction — ¼ furlongs away
On this waterway in the direction of River Avon Junction
Bradford and Frome Road Wharves — 4 miles, 2¾ furlongs and 1 lock away
On this waterway in the direction of Northcroft Lane Arm

Nearest boatyard pump-out

Caen Hill Marina — 14 miles, 4½ furlongs and 8 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of Northcroft Lane Arm
Devizes Marina — 19 miles and 37 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of Northcroft Lane Arm
 

Wikipedia has a page about Dundas Aqueduct

Dundas Aqueduct (grid reference ST785625) carries the Kennet and Avon Canal over the River Avon (the Somerset / Wiltshire border) and the Wessex Main Line railway from Bath to Westbury. The aqueduct is near Monkton Combe, Somerset, and is about 2 12 miles (4 km) southeast of the city of Bath.

It was designed by John Rennie and chief engineer John Thomas between 1797 and 1801, and completed in 1805. James McIlquham was appointed contractor. It is named after Charles Dundas, the first chairman of the Kennet and Avon Canal Company. The aqueduct is 150 yards (137.2 m) long with three arches built of Bath Stone, with Doric pilasters, and balustrades at each end. The central semi-circular arch spans 64 feet (19.5 m); the two oval side arches span 20 feet (6.1 m). It is a Grade I listed building, and was the first canal structure to be designated as a Scheduled Ancient Monument in 1951.

Over many years, leaks had developed and the aqueduct was closed in 1954. For a while in the 1960s and 1970s, the canal was dry and it was possible to walk along the bed on each side of the river, as well as through the aqueduct itself. The aqueduct was relined with polythene and concrete and restored, reopening in 1984. Care was taken not to disturb a colony of bats living under the aqueduct.

The aqueduct is also the junction between the Kennet and Avon Canal and the largely derelict Somerset Coal Canal. The short stretch of the Somerset Coal Canal still in water forms Brassknocker Basin, used for boat moorings, cycle hire and a cafe, and is next to Dundas Wharf where the small tollhouse, warehouse and crane still stand. The stretch of river below and above the aqueduct is used by Monkton Combe School Boat Club (Monkton Bluefriars) up to six days a week, since at least the 1960s. At the opposite (Wiltshire) end of the aqueduct a wharf was constructed serving the Conkwell stone quarries.

Between 2002 and 2004 further restoration was undertaken, which included replacing engineering bricks used by GWR with Bath Stone to match the original work.

In 2015, the railway below the aqueduct was lowered to allow the route to be used as a diversionary route for freight trains in the future. Network Rail published a time-lapse video of the work.

Other Wikipedia pages that might relate to Dundas Aqueduct
[Dundas] [Kennet and Avon Canal] [River Avon, Bristol] [Canals of the United Kingdom] [List of canal aqueducts in the United Kingdom] [Charles Dundas, 1st Baron Amesbury] [National Cycle Route 24] [Avoncliff Aqueduct] [Pleasure craft]
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