Friday, 23 October 2015

Bridge over the Avenue at Stream

This packhorse style stone 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.  Today 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 when it was built.  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 over the bridge

 Looking east

View under the bridge
 
Access via a kissing gate onto the bridge from the east side
 
Looking south down the driveway from below the bridge
 
Looking west over the bridge

Looking south down the avenue from the top of the bridge and over the bridge that does cross the stream

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