SJ9422 : Under and over

taken 1 year ago, near to Weeping Cross, Staffordshire, Great Britain

Under and over
Under and over
St Thomas Bridge on the Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canal. The bridge is original from 1770 and is Listed Grade II. It also has a 7.5 tonne weight limit which is almost certainly being exceeded by the lorry. Pedestrians are provided with a separate bridge to keep them out of the narrow carriageway.
Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canal
The Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canal was opened in 1772, engineered by James Brindley. It cost a little over £100,000 at the time. It links the River Severn at Stourport to the Trent and Mersey Canal at Great Haywood Junction in Staffordshire. There are 43 locks (45 if you don't fancy the deep wide locks at Stourport) and the canal is 46 miles in length.
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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SJ9422, 189 images   (more nearby )
Photographer
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 16 August, 2017   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 18 August, 2017
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Paths  Roads, Road transport  Canals 
Bridge (from Tags)
Road Over Canal  Footbridge Over Canal  Brick Arch 
Period (from Tags)
Late 18th Century 
Date (from Tags)
1771 
Canal (from Tags)
Staffordshire and Worcestershire 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 9462 2275 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:48.1367N 2:4.8745W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 9466 2275
View Direction
WEST (about 270 degrees)
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Grade II Listed  Narrowboat  Tipper Lorry 

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