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Bridge Houses on the Gloucester and Sharpness Canal

Featured Article

The Classical Bridge Houses on the Gloucester and Sharpness Canal by Hugh Conway-Jones

Eight of the original 16 road bridges have delightful classical-style houses for the bridge keepers, although all have been substantially altered. As well as describing the main features of the buildings, the long standing uncertainty regarding who the architect is resolved.

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The bridge keepers house at Purton in 1992