Survey Data

Reg No

11207006


Rating

Regional


Categories of Special Interest

Architectural Technical


Original Use

Bridge


In Use As

Bridge


Date

1790 - 1795


Coordinates

298762, 230719


Date Recorded

05/06/2002


Date Updated

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Description

Single-arch road bridge over canal, 1791. Coursed rubble walls with dressed ashlar quoins, parapet and voussoirs to segmental arch. Towpath to south, pier bearing rope-cut grooves and benchmark. Pipe attached to west face over arch. Carved granite plaques above keystones, inscriptions now illegible.

Appraisal

This bridge is a fine example of a rural canal bridge, retaining its narrow width where others have been widened for modern traffic needs. This enhances the sense of history which the bridge contributes to the vicinity. Though modest in size, it is the focal feature of the area, visible from a distance along the canal corridor and necessitating the rise in road level on each approach.