SK8039 : Bottesford Ford

taken 6 years ago, near to Bottesford, Leicestershire, Great Britain

Bottesford Ford
Bottesford Ford
This irish bridge ford on the River Devon beside St. Mary's church in Bottesford is shown here in flood after heavy rains. There is a second permanent ford a little further downstream in Devon Lane. The ford can be seen under normal conditions at:
and a YouTube video of the ford in flood can be viewed at:
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Irish bridge

An irish bridge is a multi-culverted ford. At normal water levels the water-course passes through the culverts and under the road but at times of high water levels the watercourse passes over the road creating a true ford.
In common with french windows and english muffins irish bridge is not usually capitalised and that is the format I have used throughout.

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Date Taken
Wednesday, 28 May, 2014   (more nearby)
Thursday, 29 May, 2014
Geographical Context
Rivers, Streams, Drainage 
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 8066 3913 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:56.6105N 0:48.0674W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 8066 3915
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SOUTH (about 180 degrees)
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