SU8743 : The Packhorse Bridge, Tilford

taken 7 years ago, near to Tilford, Surrey, Great Britain

The Packhorse Bridge, Tilford
The Packhorse Bridge, Tilford
The two branches of the River Wey meet at Tilford, and this bridge spans the river a little below the confluence. The bridge is thought to have been built in the 13th century by monks from the Cistercian abbey at Waverley (SU8645). The material is Bargate stone, very characteristic of this part of Surrey.

Himalayan balsam (Impatiens glandulifera) isn't generally a welcome sight along our streams and rivers, but here, in the left foreground, it has got really out of hand - to the point where it might be best to say it's so wrong, it's right.

The shot was taken at about 7.35 on an August evening.
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Date Taken
Friday, 19 August, 2011   (more nearby)
Sunday, 21 August, 2011
Geographical Context
Lowlands  Rivers, Streams, Drainage  Village, Rural settlement  Roads, Road transport  Air, Sky, Weather 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 8737 4344 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:11.0114N 0:45.0799W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 8736 4342
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Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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