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Landfill Communities Fund for the benefit of Gloucestershire

Projects > Mickla Bridge, Alvington

Repair work to stone built clapper bridge

Posted: 9th October 2010

Funding: £12,000
Scheme Type: Normal Grants
Project Type: Community Open Spaces
Area: Forest of Dean District Council

Mickla Bridge, Alvington, Gloucestershire, GL15 6BH

Repair work to restore an important historic structure at risk of collapsing has been completed, after a number of organisations have provided vital funding.

Mickla Bridge, located on the Colne Brook on the border between the parishes of Alvington and Woolaston in the Forest of Dean, suffered substantial damage after heavy rain in late 2009.

The bridge is a stone built clapper bridge dating back to the 17th or 18th century and the repairs have re-used stone from the bridge and created new concrete foundations under the plinth in order to ensure the future stability of the structure.

The funding has been provided by The Gloucestershire Environmental Trust, English Heritage and Gloucestershire County Council Public Rights of Way team. The Archaeology Service at Gloucestershire County Council has carried out the essential repair works to the historic structure.

The grant funding raised by the Archaeology Service was able to save this locally important historic structure for future generations and ensure the continued use of the public footpath which crosses the bridge.

The success of the scheme has been acknowledged by a nomination for a Campaign to Protect Rural England award.


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