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Monument record MDR14397 - Albion Road Bridge, Newtown

Type and Period (1)

  • (Hanoverian to 21st Century - 1835 AD to 2050 AD)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Full Description

Original bridge crossing the Peak Forest Canal. (1) Albion Road bridge was built as part of the Thornsett turnpike road and opened in 1835 but underwent major strenthening in 1984 following damage probably caused by heavy traffic. The attractive winding pattern visible in the courses of stone under the main arch results as the bridge is built across the canal at an angle. The other arch, over a former track to Brunsick Mill, was filled in during the 1984 repairs. (2)

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1> Bibliographic reference: Fowkes, D (ed.). 2004. Derbyshire Industrial Archaeology: A Gazetteer of Sites, Part I, Borough of High Peak (second edition). pp. 38.
  • <2> Bibliographic reference: Derbyshire County Council. 1987. The Torrs Riverside Park Bridges Trail- the park under the town.



Grid reference Centred SJ 9969 8490 (29m by 26m)

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Record last edited

Feb 3 2015 12:16PM

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