SP2557 : The River Avon, Hampton Lucy

taken 8 years ago, near to Hampton Lucy, Warwickshire, Great Britain

The River Avon, Hampton Lucy
The River Avon, Hampton Lucy
View North from the bridge over the Avon at Hampton Lucy. The river is in flood due to recent heavy rain and melting snow.
Hampton Lucy Bridge
Cast in 1829 by the Horseley Ironworks of Tipton, Staffordshire, which is well known for its cast iron bridges on the canal network in the West Midlands. It was funded by the then Rector of the parish, the Reverend John Lucy.
The bridge consists of four cast iron arch beams with gothic-style decoration in the spandrels. It spans around 65 feet (c.20 metres) between two dressed stone abutments, each with a row of 5 lancet-shapes flood relief passages. It survives in remarkably original condition and the strengthening work of 1992 is unobtrusive. The cast handrails also survive intact. The fact that it retains a weight limit of 7.5 tonnes will clearly contribute to further longevity. Listed Grade II.
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 19 January, 2010   (more nearby)
Tuesday, 19 January, 2010
Geographical Context
Rivers, Streams, Drainage 
Primary Subject of Photo
River scene   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 258 572 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:12.7559N 1:37.4205W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 258 571
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NORTH (about 0 degrees)
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