Deeping St James, Deeping Gate Bridge
The Stamford Canal was constructed in the late seventeenth century to provide a navigable waterway to Deeping St James and thence by existing main drains to Boston and the sea.
Some sections of its course, as here, alongside the main street (B1525) in Deeping St James, were created by making the parallel River Welland navigable; elsewhere a separate channel was dug.
This fine stone pack horse bridge, which straddles the Welland/canal dates from 1651.
Deeping St James, Stamford Canal, Deeping Gate Bridge, River Welland