Friday, 23 October 2015

Bridge over the Avenue at Stream

This packhorse style bridge is alongside a stream near the hamlet of Stream.  However it does not cross the stream - it was built to carry the public footpath over the driveway to Orchard Wyndham House.  However these days the driveway is no longer used, so the bridge is superfluous.  It is not a listed structure and I have not been able to find out how when it was built.  It is very difficult to take a good photo of it, as there is only public access over it and not beside it.  Orchard Wyndham House is medieval in origin but was enlarged in the 15th and 17th centuries and altered in the 19th century.  It is open to the public on designated days during the summer months and to larger parties of people by arrangement.

 Bridge from below

 Looking west

 Looking east

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