SP3265 : Mill Bridge and weir, Leamington Spa

taken 1 year ago, near to Royal Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, Great Britain

Mill Bridge and weir, Leamington Spa
Mill Bridge and weir, Leamington Spa
Listed grade 2 (list entry 1381325), the bridge and weir were part of the same project in 1903 by William de Normanville, Borough Engineer.

The bridge appears to be of the balanced cantilever design (cf. Forth Bridge) rather than the more usual catenary type. It links Jephson Gardens on the north bank of the River Leam with Mill Gardens on the south.

There was very little flow over the weir in the drought conditions of summer 2018.
The Jephson Gardens
The gardens began as farmland which belonged to Edward Willes, a member of the Willes family who played an important part in the shaping of early Leamington. First laid out in 1831 as informal riverside walks along the River Leam, the original Newbold Gardens were developed into formal pleasure grounds and, in 1846, were renamed in honour of Dr Henry Jephson, who had promoted the town as a spa and built houses for the town's poor residents. Jephson Gardens is listed as Grade II on the English Heritage register of historic parks and gardens.

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River Leam
The River Leam is a tributary of the River Avon in Warwickshire. It joins the Avon in Leamington Spa.
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Date Taken
Monday, 16 July, 2018   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 21 July, 2018
Geographical Context
Rivers, Streams, Drainage  Park and Public Gardens 
River (from Tags)
Leam 
Date (from Tags)
1903 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 3211 6555 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:17.2293N 1:31.8411W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 3206 6555
View Direction
EAST (about 90 degrees)
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Suspended Footbridge  River Weir  Grade II Listed 

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