Information for record number MWA4336:
Signposts on canal bridge

Summary Canal weight restriction signs dating to the Imperial period. They are located on the approach to a canal bridge on the Stratford on Avon Canal, 350m south west of the Wootton Wawen Viaduct.
What Is It?  
Type: Canal, Signpost
Period: Imperial - Industrial (1751 AD - 1913 AD)
Where Is It?  
Parish: Wootton Wawen
District: Stratford on Avon, Warwickshire
Grid Reference: SP 15 62
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Level of Protection National - Old SMR PrefRef (Grade: )
Sites & Monuments Record

Source Number  

1 Diamond shaped GWA weight restriction signs, early 20th century, on bridge approaches.

Source No: 1
Source Type: Unpublished document
Title: West Midlands Waterways Survey
Author/originator: Kilburn, C.
Date: 1976
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period Imperial 1751 AD to 1914 AD (end of the 18th century AD to the beginning of the 20th century AD)

This period comes after the Post Medieval period and before the modern period and starts with beginning of the Industrial Revolution in 1750. It includes the second part of the Hannoverian period (1714 – 1836) and the Victorian period (1837 – 1901). The Imperial period ends with the start of the First World War in 1914.
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monument CANAL * An artificial navigable waterway used for the transportation of goods. Nowadays also used for recreational purposes. back
monument VIADUCT * A bridge, usually resting on a series of arches, carrying roadways or railways over low-lying areas. back
monument INDUSTRIAL * This is the top term for the class. See INDUSTRIAL Class List for narrow terms. back
monument BRIDGE * A structure of wood, stone, iron, brick or concrete, etc, with one or more intervals under it to span a river or other space. Use specific type where known. back
monument SIGNPOST * A post bearing one or more signs indicating the direction, and often the distance, to specified locations or routes. back
monument CANAL BRIDGE * A bridge over a canal. back
monument SIGN * A board, wall painting or other structure displaying advice, giving information or directions back

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