SO6804 : The remains of the 'Higre'

near to Purton, Gloucestershire, Great Britain

The remains of the 'Higre'
The remains of the 'Higre'
This was a surprise coming across the remains of this former trow. I have records from Gloucester Record Office that in 1881 my great-grandfather, William Halling was master of the 'Higre', a 73ft long trow which could carry 51 tonnes. The Higre was built in 1876 by Samuel Hipton in Gloucester and was beached here around November 1951. This was one of a number of trows my ancestors worked at the end of the nineteenth century. In 1881, the records show the Higre was carrying stone between Gloucester, Chepstow and Bristol. SO6804 : Remains of trow, Purton
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Sunday, 15 April, 2012   (more nearby)
Sunday, 15 April, 2012
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OSGB36: geotagged! SO 6843 0418 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:44.1260N 2:27.5138W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SO 6844 0418
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