Wednesday, 16 October 2013

Date in Roman numerals on Hempole Bridge

13th September 2013

On the Walsall canal, between Ocker hill and the Ryders Green Locks is Hempole Bridge.

This is unusual in having a date cast in an iron plate - and doubly unusual in that the date is in Roman numerals.

MDCCCXXV is 1825.

My 2003 (or MMIII) Nicholson's (Guide 2) calls this bridge Hempole Lane Bridge.

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