SO8844 : Wildfowl and Croome's Chinese Bridge

taken 7 months ago, near to High Green, Worcestershire, Great Britain

Wildfowl and Croome's Chinese Bridge
Wildfowl and Croome's Chinese Bridge
View along a frozen Croome River to the replica Chinese Bridge in Croome Park. It is a frosty morning with Croome River (actually a serpentine shaped lake) frozen with ice on the surface of the lake. The wildfowl, which includes mute swans, Canada geese, coots and mallards are taking advantage of a pocket of open water.
Chinese Bridge, Croome Park
The replica Chinese Bridge was constructed in 2015 very near the site of the original bridge which had rotted away. The roots of the London plane tree meant it was not possible to position it in exactly the same spot. Archaeology students from the University of Worcester uncovered the remains of the stone foundations of the bridge in summer 2009. The original bridge was constructed in 1747-8 to a design by William Halfpenny. This was for Lord Deerhurst before he inherited the title 6th Earl of Coventry in 1751. This pre-dated the landscape work of 'Capability' Brown which created the serpentine shaped lake know as Croome River. At time of the construction of the Chinese Bridge it crossed a much smaller lake or canal. The original bridge can be seen in the painting of Croome by artist Richard Wilson.
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 30 November, 2016   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 4 December, 2016
Geographical Context
Lakes, Wetland, Bog  Country estates 
Place (from Tags)
Croome Park 
Primary Subject of Photo
Lake 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SO 8835 4440 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:5.8689N 2:10.2888W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SO 8832 4425
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NORTH (about 0 degrees)
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