SJ9756 : Bridge over the River Churnet

taken 8 years ago, near to Leek, Staffordshire, Great Britain

Bridge over the River Churnet
Bridge over the River Churnet
This Grade II listed bridge is described as being 18th century. It spans a portion of the River Churnet which would have been remodelled at the time that James Brindley's mill was built, and the oldest available OS maps (1879) show it as giving access just to a small yard, leading to the mill weir. Could it be that the bridge was in fact designed by Brindley himself?
Listed Buildings and Structures
Listed buildings and structures are officially designated as being of special architectural, historical or cultural significance. There are over half a million listed structures in the United Kingdom, covered by around 375,000 listings.
Listed status is more commonly associated with buildings or groups of buildings, however it can cover many other structures, including bridges, headstones, steps, ponds, monuments, walls, phone boxes, wrecks, parks, and heritage sites, and in more recent times a road crossing (Abbey Road) and graffiti art (Banksy 'Spy-booth') have been included.

In England and Wales there are three main listing designations;
Grade I (2.5%) - exceptional interest, sometimes considered to be internationally important.
Grade II* (5.5%) - particularly important buildings of more than special interest.
Grade II (92%) - nationally important and of special interest.

There are also locally listed structures (at the discretion of local authorities) using A, B and C designations.

In Scotland three classifications are also used but the criteria are different. There are around 47,500 Listed buildings.
Category A (8%)- generally equivalent to Grade I and II* in England and Wales
Category B (51%)- this appears generally to cover the ground of Grade II, recognising national importance.
Category C (41%)- buildings of local importance, probably with some overlap with English Grade II.

In Northern Ireland the criteria are similar to Scotland, but the classifications are:
Grade A (2.3%)
Grade B+ (4.7%)
Grade B (93%)

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Date Taken
Monday, 16 May, 2011   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 8 August, 2011
Geographical Context
Paths  Rivers, Streams, Drainage  Suburb, Urban fringe  Industry 
River (from Tags)
Churnet 
Bridge (from Tags)
Arch 
Person (from Tags)
James Brindley 
Period (from Tags)
18th Century 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 9777 5697 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:6.5948N 2:2.0859W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 9776 5696
View Direction
Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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Grade II Listed 

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