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Salwarpe Bridge

A Grade II Listed Building in Salwarpe, Worcestershire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.2561 / 52°15'21"N

Longitude: -2.1846 / 2°11'4"W

OS Eastings: 387498

OS Northings: 262007

OS Grid: SO874620

Mapcode National: GBR 1FF.DJ4

Mapcode Global: VH92G.2KZB

Entry Name: Salwarpe Bridge

Listing Date: 21 March 1985

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1350222

English Heritage Legacy ID: 148116

Location: Salwarpe, Wychavon, Worcestershire, WR9

County: Worcestershire

District: Wychavon

Civil Parish: Salwarpe

Traditional County: Worcestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Worcestershire

Church of England Parish: Salwarpe and Hindlip with Martin Hussingtree

Church of England Diocese: Worcester

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Listing Text

SO 86 SE SALWARPE CP DROITWICH BARGE CANAL

4/220 Salwarpe Bridge

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GV II


Canal road bridge. cl77I by James Brindley. Red brick in English bond
with part-dressed splayed sandstone rubble parapet. High round-arched
bridge, about 18 yards long and with cambered abutments; beneath arch
there are 12 high level scaffold bearers with hardwood padstones still
retained on either side. A bridge number plate (7) is attached to the
north side of the bridge. The towpath passes beneath the bridge on the
east side and is edged with large blue bullnosed bricks. The Droitwich
barge canal is a broad gauge canal linking Droitwich with the River Severn.
James Brindley acted as the consultant engineer throughout its construction
and it was completed in 1771. It was built to provide a reliable transport
system for the salt industry and was worked by specially developed "wich"
barges.


Listing NGR: SO8749862007

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