SJ9922 : The Essex Bridge at Shugborough, Staffordshire

taken 9 years ago, near to Great Haywood, Staffordshire, Great Britain

The Essex Bridge at Shugborough, Staffordshire
The Essex Bridge at Shugborough, Staffordshire
It has been written that the stone packhorse bridge across the River Trent was built in 1550 by the Earl of Essex for Queen Elizabeth I so she could go hunting near the village. Latest research suggests this is unlikely.
This bridge dates from the seventeenth century, replacing an earlier wooden structure. It has low parapets to avoid impeding the wide loads on the horses. Originally it had 40 arches, fourteen of which remain.

This is thought to be Tolkien's Middle Earth "Grey Bridge of Tavrobel" (near the House of a Hundred Chimneys).
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Date Taken
Friday, 29 August, 2008   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 7 March, 2009
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Bridge   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 995 225 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:48.0413N 2:0.5314W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 995 225
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