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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
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1081168
English Heritage Legacy ID: 147945
Location: North Claines, Wychavon, Worcestershire, WR9
Civil Parish: North Claines
Traditional County: Worcestershire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Worcestershire
Church of England Parish: Claines
Church of England Diocese: Worcester
SO 86 SE NORTH CLAINES CP DROITWICH BARGE CANAL
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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