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Linacre Bridge

A Grade II Listed Building in North Claines, Worcestershire

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Latitude: 52.24 / 52°14'24"N

Longitude: -2.2189 / 2°13'7"W

OS Eastings: 385151

OS Northings: 260227

OS Grid: SO851602

Mapcode National: GBR 1FK.HV1

Mapcode Global: VH92F.HYBN

Entry Name: Linacre Bridge

Listing Date: 21 March 1985

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1081168

English Heritage Legacy ID: 147945

Location: North Claines, Wychavon, Worcestershire, WR9

County: Worcestershire

District: Wychavon

Civil Parish: North Claines

Traditional County: Worcestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Worcestershire

Church of England Parish: Claines

Church of England Diocese: Worcester

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Listing Text


4/51 Linacre Bridge



Canal accommodation bridge. c1771 by James Brindley. Handmade brick
in English bond with sandstone dressings. Elliptical arch about 14 feet
wide at base, with sandstone course above arch and sandstone quoins at
base with rope grooves on west side; curved parapet is splayed at ends
and has sandstone copings. The towpath passes beneath the west side.
The Droitwich barge canal is a broad gauge canal linking Droitwich with
the River Severn. James Brindley acted as the consultant engineer through-
out 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. The canal was undergoing restoration
by the Droitwich Canals Trust at the time of survey (September 1984).
This is the only structure on the canal that remains untouched since its
completion. (Droitwich Canals Trust Ltd: A Guide to the Droitwich Canals).

Listing NGR: SO8515160227

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