River Alham Structures

Higher Alham Old Bridge

Bridge Name:   Higher Alham Old Bridge
No.:   2
Location:   Higher Alham near Alham House
Build Date:   Circa Late 18th Century

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Masonry bridge built of local rubble stone. Single segmental arch. The bridge has been constructed with a bend and follows the natural line of the river. There appears to be an internal arch ring/rib for additional support. A small section of the bridge has collapsed just behind the upstream arch. The bridge surface is paved with the original natural stone paving slabs now covered by earth and grass. Whilst the bridge provides accommodation access to fields, due to its complex construction and size it was probably built as a feature of what was once the gardens of Alham House. Alham House was once a fulling mill and converted to a house in the late 18th Century.1
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