SP3279 : Upper Spon Street from Spon Street bridge

taken 10 years ago, near to Coventry, Great Britain

Upper Spon Street from Spon Street bridge
Upper Spon Street from Spon Street bridge
The sandstone bridge crosses the river Sherbourne and was erected in or around 1771 (apparently this date was once inscribed on the keystone).

In the centre is the ruin of the chapel of St James and St Christopher, in existence as (probably) a wayfarers' chapel from at least 1395. It was a ruin by 1761 but pictures from the early 20th century show it as a two storey dwelling with timber framed brick additions. It suffered minor bomb damage during WWII and was reduced to its present skeletal remains in the late 1950's.

Spon Street was a busy thoroughfare to the city centre until it was cut in half by the inner ring road in the late 1960s /early 1970s, this part becoming Upper Spon Street. The road over the bridge was later reduced to the current single lane.

Both the bridge and the chapel remains are grade II listed buildings.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 21 July, 2007   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 21 July, 2007
Geographical Context
City, Town centre  Roads, Road transport  Religious sites  Historic sites and artefacts 
Building Material (from Tags)
Sandstone 
Category
Bridge   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 324 790 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:24.4938N 1:31.4818W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 324 790
View Direction
East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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Bridge  Ruin  Listed Building  National Cycle Route 53 

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