Rocester Lane Bridge - Waterhouses, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, UK.
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Poole/Freeman
N 53° 02.953 W 001° 52.551
30U E 575354 N 5878336
Quick Description: This arch bridge is located on Rocester Lane in the village of Waterhouses.
Location: West Midlands, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 1/15/2018 8:03:05 AM
Waymark Code: WMXHJD
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member lumbricus
Views: 2

Long Description:
The bridge is a brick built road bridge that carries Rocester Lane over the River Hamps in the village of Waterhouses.

Rocester Lane is located opposite Ye Olde Crown Hotel on the A523 Leek Road in 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.' (visit link)
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A photograph c1984/85 showing part of the bridge with the village shop building that stood on what used to be the main road through the village. The building is still there and can be seen on one of the photos in this waymark gallery. (visit link)
What type of traffic does this bridge support?: Motor vehicles, bikes, pedestrians

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: Rocester Lane

Waterhouses, Stoke-on-Trent

Length of bridge: Not listed

Height of bridge: Not listed

Date constructed: Not listed

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