Croome's historic bridges are set to be restored - The Evesham Observer

Croome's historic bridges are set to be restored

Evesham Editorial 30th Jul, 2017 Updated: 30th Jul, 2017   0

A PAIR of historic Grade ll listed bridges at a National Trust near Pershore are being repaired and restored as part of an ambitious project.

More than 2,000 bolts and 150 metres of timber will be replaced on the iron bridges at Croome in a project that is set to take weeks to complete.

The bridges were built in the 1790s and are early examples of wrought iron bridges that were constructed to replace the traditional wooden bridges of the era.

Over time, much of the timber decking has rotted and as part of the properties on-gong maintenance, essential repair works are now being undertaken to restore them to their former glory.




Local carpenter, Jeremy Moore, has been commissioned to undertake the repair works.

Mr Moore said: “Over the years I’ve had the pleasure of working on many restoration projects for the National Trust, sympathetically restoring and recreating elements to properties and their gardens.


“Traditional techniques are used and, where possible, materials are reused or sourced from managed resources to preserve our heritage for generations to enjoy.

“Each project I undertake requires different skills and meticulous planning, making each day different and thoroughly rewarding.”

The National Trust site is also currently looking for volunteers to help out at its RAF Defford Museum.

Opportunities include stewarding, welcoming and interacting with visitors and sharing the airfield’s history.

E-mail Hayley Burrows at [email protected] for more information.

Croome’s park and lakeside are open from 10am to 5.30pm and Croome Court is open from 11am to 4.30pm every day.

Call the National Trust site on 01905 371006 or visit www.nationaltrust.org.uk/croome to apply or for more information.

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