SK0916 : The old High Bridge, Handsacre

taken 2 months ago, near to Handsacre, Staffordshire, Great Britain

The old High Bridge, Handsacre
The old High Bridge, Handsacre
Built in 1829-32 as a replacement for a medieval bridge. Cast at the Coalbrookdale foundry, it was at the time the longest single span bridge (140 feet) in England. In 1981 it was found to be cracking due to mining subsidence and replaced initially by a bailey bridge before the current new bridge was built. It was restored in 1996 when the abutments were stabilised, and is now only open to pedestrian and cycle traffic. Listed Grade II*.
River Trent

The River Trent is the third longest river in England (185 miles). It rises on Biddolph Moor, Staffordshire, then follows a generally north east to northerly path to join the River Ouse at Trent Falls. The Ouse & Trent combined form the Humber Estuary.
It is a very important river, economically having a number of Power Stations and industrial sites along its banks. It is navigable as far as Burton-On-Trent.
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Listed Buildings and Structures

Listed buildings and structures are officially designated as being of special architectural, historical or cultural significance. There are over half a million listed structures in the United Kingdom, covered by around 375,000 listings.
Listed status is more commonly associated with buildings or groups of buildings, however it can cover many other structures, including bridges, headstones, steps, ponds, monuments, walls, phone boxes, wrecks, parks, and heritage sites, and in more recent times a road crossing (Abbey Road) and graffiti art (Banksy 'Spy-booth') have been included.

In England and Wales there are three main listing designations;
Grade I (2.5%) - exceptional interest, sometimes considered to be internationally important.
Grade II* (5.5%) - particularly important buildings of more than special interest.
Grade II (92%) - nationally important and of special interest.

There are also locally listed structures (at the discretion of local authorities) using A, B and C designations.

In Scotland three classifications are also used but the criteria are different. There are around 47,500 Listed buildings.
Category A (8%)- generally equivalent to Grade I and II* in England and Wales
Category B (51%)- this appears generally to cover the ground of Grade II, recognising national importance.
Category C (41%)- buildings of local importance, probably with some overlap with English Grade II.

In Northern Ireland the criteria are similar to Scotland, but the classifications are:
Grade A (2.3%)
Grade B+ (4.7%)
Grade B (93%)

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Sunday, 6 June, 2021   (more nearby)
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Sunday, 13 June, 2021
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Rivers, Streams, Drainage  Roads, Road transport 
Bridge (from Tags)
Road Over River 
Building Material (from Tags)
Cast-Iron 
River (from Tags)
Trent 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 0920 1677 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:44.9084N 1:51.9088W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SK 0921 1673
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