Thursday, 21 May 2009

River Rea Aqueduct, Warwick Bar Birmingham

River Rea Aqueduct
Grand Union at Warwick Bar, Birmingham

Pearson fails to even mention this structure which stands between The Bond and the Banana Warehouse, carrying this arm of the Grand Union over the River Rea.

Its hard to imagine the area as watermeadows with a mill, standing beside the embryonic city of Birmingham. At the time the hamlet was simply known by the name of its landowner, the family Berm who resided in what is now Digbeth.

A worthy structure which spans one of Birmingham's major spillways, surrounded by a magnificent display of lupins at the time of our visit.

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