SK4731 : Harrington Bridge, central section

taken 6 months ago, near to Sawley, Derbyshire, Great Britain

Harrington Bridge, central section
Harrington Bridge, central section
Harrington Bridge is a causeway bridge over the River Trent, built in 1790. The main bridge section was damaged in floods in 1904 and was replaced by a modern steel bridge in 1906. The remaining sections of the original 18th century masonry bridge are all separately Listed Grade II.

These are the three remaining masonry arches of the main bridge, built 1790, which survived the 1904 floods.
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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River Trent
The River Trent is the third longest river in England (185 miles). It rises on Biddolph Moor, Staffordshire, then follows a generally north east to northerly path to join the River Ouse at Trent Falls. The Ouse & Trent combined form the Humber Estuary.
It is a very important river, economically having a number of Power Stations and industrial sites along its banks. It is navigable as far as Burton-On-Trent.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 7 January, 2018   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 10 January, 2018
Geographical Context
Rivers, Streams, Drainage  Roads, Road transport 
Bridge (from Tags)
Road Over River  Stone Arch 
Period (from Tags)
Late 18th Century 
Date (from Tags)
1790 
River (from Tags)
Trent 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 4712 3114 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:52.5404N 1:18.0805W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 4708 3115
View Direction
EAST (about 90 degrees)
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Grade II Listed 

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