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Monument record MDR9963 - Chase Bridge, Cromford Canal, Crich Chase, Crich

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Protected Status/Designation

  • World Heritage Site

Full Description

A simple hump-backed accommodation bridge of local rough coursed gritstone. The string course follows the line of the deck. The bridge has a stilted arch. The parapets and battered abutments curve and splay. The bridge has flush, half-round copings. There is a painted bridge no. '14' discernable. The towpath passes under the bridge on the west bank. There are arched recesses around stop plank grooves in the narrows downstream of the bridge that indicate 'Brindley Gates'. 'Brindley Gates' are timber gates in the canal bed, which rose to seal off the canal in the event of a water surge caused by a breach, usually situated within a stone-lined canal bed. The rushing water would automatically raise one of the two wooden gates, which were hinged off a central wooden shaft, depending on the direction of the surge. (1)

Sources/Archives (1)

  • <1> Index: Mansel Architects. 2004. Cromford Canal Survey. Feature number: 108 & 108A.



Grid reference Centred SK 3396 5317 (5m by 5m) (Approximate)
World Heritage Site Derwent Valley Mills

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Related Events/Activities (1)

  • EDR1807

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Record last edited

Dec 21 2018 9:27AM

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