TL8425 : The Iron Bridge in Marks Hall Park

taken 11 months ago, 3 km from Pattiswick, Essex, Great Britain

The Iron Bridge in Marks Hall Park
The Iron Bridge in Marks Hall Park
Marks Hall Estate was left to the nation in the will of Thomas Phillips Price in 1927. He died in 1932 leaving his widow a life interest in the Marks Hall Estate. Mrs Phillips Price survived him by 34 years and died on 18th November 1966 at which point the Estate reverted to the nation. In the intervening years, however, the house had been demolished, oaks had been felled and the gardens and deer park were overgrown. With the approval of HM Treasury the Thomas Phillips Price trust was established in 1971. The Estate is now a registered charity - see LinkExternal link for more information.

Local legend suggests the lakes were dug by Cromwell's troops at the time of the Siege of Colchester in 1648. They were formed by damming the Robin Brook which is a tributary of the River Blackwater. The Iron Bridge spans the Robin Brook below the lakes. It was built at the turn of the 19th century, probably by Sir Filmar Honywood who carried out a lot of work in the gardens. It was extensively restored in 1992 and new cast iron work was produced at a local foundry to replace missing sections.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 2 June, 2018   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 21 June, 2018
Geographical Context
Paths  Rivers, Streams, Drainage  Park and Public Gardens  Country estates 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TL 8400 2519 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:53.6928N 0:40.3636E
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OSGB36: geotagged! TL 8399 2520
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South-southeast (about 157 degrees)
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