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Packhorse Bridge on Dick Brook South of Church of St Peter, Astley and Dunley

Description: Packhorse Bridge on Dick Brook South of Church of St Peter

Grade: II
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

Locality: Astley and Dunley
Local Authority: Malvern Hills District Council
County: Worcestershire
Country: England
Postcode: DY13 0RJ

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Listing Text

SO 76 NE ASTLEY CP ASTLEY
SO 789673

3/44 Packhorse Bridge on
Dick Brook south of
- Church of St Peter

- II


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

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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