Rothley brook bridges
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Three more old bridges over Rothley brook

Click here to read about two very old packhorse bridges (Anstey and King William's) over this small river in Leicestershire.  On this page we show three more.  They clearly look after their bridges over there.  

All these lovely pictures courtesy of Dave Vale, Chairman of FOAGS - The 'Friends of Astill Green Space' 

Rothley Brook Bridge at Thurcaston

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A smaller (pre-brook) bridge at Thurcaston

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The "coffin" bridge at Cropston -16/17th century

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The next bridge downstream from King William's bridge.  Dave Vale guesses that it was so named because it was used for carrying the dead from Old Cropston, where there was no church, to Thurcaston.  Sounds plausible.

  

 

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