SO8844 : Croome D'Abitot church frame by the Chinese Bridge

taken 6 years ago, near to High Green, Worcestershire, Great Britain

Croome D'Abitot church frame by the Chinese Bridge
Croome D'Abitot church frame by the Chinese Bridge
The Chinese Bridge is a replica of the original 18th century bridge and was built in the summer of 2015. This view which frames Croome D'Abitot church between the central span has only just become available after shrubs and bushes have been cut down.
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
Monday, 26 December, 2016   (more nearby)
Tuesday, 27 December, 2016
Geographical Context
Park and Public Gardens  Lakes, Wetland, Bog  Country estates 
Place (from Tags)
Croome Park 
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SO 8837 4450 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:5.9228N 2:10.2715W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SO 8835 4447
View Direction
North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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Church  Lake  National Trust Property  Bridge 

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