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Description: Packhorse Bridge on Dick Brook South of Church of St Peter
Date Listed: 27 November 1984
English Heritage Building ID: 152272
OS Grid Reference: SO7887367233
OS Grid Coordinates: 378873, 267233
Latitude/Longitude: 52.3028, -2.3112
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SO 76 NE ASTLEY CP ASTLEY
3/44 Packhorse Bridge on
Dick Brook south of
- Church of St Peter
Marked on map as Newbridge.
Bridge known as Packhorse Bridge. Late C18 - early C19, possibly earlier.
Hammer dressed ashlar. Single arch with continuous impost band and
pronounced keystones; V-jointed voussoirs, arch flanked by plain pilasters;
partially damaged quadrant abuttments; parapet obscured June 1984. Possibly
related to iron smelting works complex on Dick Brook dated to mid C17:
furnace, forge, locks (not included) and pack-horse bridge all appear to
have been constructed of similar large well-dressed sandstone blocks.
The Early Industrial Complex at Astley, Worcestershire, P J Brown, Post-
Medieval Archaeology 16, 1982, pp 1 - 19.
Listing NGR: SO7887367233
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Source: English Heritage
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