EPW039923 ENGLAND (1932). Blake Gardens, the River Parret and the town, Bridgwater, 1932

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Title [EPW039923] Blake Gardens, the River Parret and the town, Bridgwater, 1932
Reference EPW039923
Date August-1932
Link
Place name BRIDGWATER
Parish BRIDGWATER
District
Country ENGLAND
Easting / Northing 330006, 136950
Longitude / Latitude -3.0003377180501, 51.127021744919
National Grid Reference ST300370

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The Telescopic Bridge. This bridge was built in 1871 to the design of Sir Francis Fox, the engineer for the Bristol and Exeter Railway. It carried a railway siding over the river to the coal yard and docks in the Port of Bridgwater, but had to be movable, to allow boats to proceed upriver to the Town Bridge. Part of the railway siding followed the route previously used by a horse-drawn tram which had later been converted to a mixed gauge rail system. An 80-foot section of railway track to the east of the bridge could be moved sideways by a traverser, making space so that the main 127-foot girders could be retracted, creating a navigable channel which was 78 feet wide.

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Chandos Glass Cone. It was constructed by James Brydges, 1st Duke of Chandos as part of an industrial development close to the River Parrett, which enabled the transport of raw materials from his other enterprises at Stourbridge. Local sand was used. The cone was in use for glassmaking for only a short time. The business struggled almost from the start and was mismanaged by the Duke's local agents, who were declared bankrupt in 1728. Glass-making ceased in 1734 and then, after several years in which the cone was used as an iron foundry, it became a pottery works with three kilns installed within the cone. Between 1827 and 1939 bricks and tiles were produced in addition to pottery. In the 1870s a railway siding was built between the local and the pottery, which included the construction of the Telescopic Bridge.

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The Lions House, West Quay, Bridgwater, 21/09/2014

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Carnegie Public Library, Bridgwater, 21/09/2014

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Poor Law Institution

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Bonded Warehouse

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Provender Mills

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Mump,the spoil from the docks

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Bridgwater Hospital

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Congregational Church,Mid 1960,s Tesco stores

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County Court,Court st

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1 Fore St London central Meat co

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Holy Trinity church

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User Comment Contributions

Bandstand, Blake Gardens, Bridgwater, 21/09/2014

Class31
Monday 22nd of September 2014 09:55:30 AM
Blake Gardens, Bridgwater, 21/09/2014

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Monday 22nd of September 2014 09:54:31 AM