Brown End Farm Bridge - Waterhouses, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, UK.
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Poole/Freeman
N 53° 02.908 W 001° 52.012
30U E 575958 N 5878262
Quick Description: This arch bridge is located at the entrance to Brown End Farm on the A523 Leek Road in the village of Waterhouses.
Location: West Midlands, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 1/15/2018 8:32:48 AM
Waymark Code: WMXHJH
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member lumbricus
Views: 3

Long Description:
The bridge is a brick built accommodation bridge over the River Hamps that provides access to Brown End Farm and Brown End Quarry car park, in the village of Waterhouses.

'Waterhouses is the largest village on the south-western edge of the Peak District National Park, and the most substantial settlement in the Hamps valley. The large limestone quarry complex at nearby Cauldon provides much of the local employment but does not impose on the village.' (visit link)

'The River Hamps is a tributary of the River Manifold, which itself flows into the River Dove near Ilam. For its entire length the river flows through the Peak District National Park.

The name Hamps derives from its Middle English title, "Hanespe" which derives from the British name, which means "summer dry", i.e. dry in summer. This is because the river disappears underground during the summer.' Source: (visit link)
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The river bed was dry at the time of photographing for this waymark, as can be seen in the photographs.
What type of traffic does this bridge support?: Motor vehicles, bikes, pedestrians, hikers

What kind of gap does this bridge cross?:
The River Hamps


Is the bridge still in service for its original purpose?: Yes

Name of road or trail the bridge services: Accommodation bridge for farm and quarry car park

Location:
Waterhouses, Stoke-on-Trent


Length of bridge: Not listed

Height of bridge: Not listed

Date constructed: Not listed

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Mike_bjm visited Brown End Farm Bridge - Waterhouses, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, UK. 7/3/2017 Mike_bjm visited it