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Q 002

The Borough Bridge, early 1900s

A view of Borough Bridge, nr Ladycroft, before it was obscured by the growth of trees and vegetation

The river Arle (Alre) winds it’s way through the chalk valley on the northern edge of the town of Alresford until it reaches the water meadows just to the east of Drove Lane, where it then merges with the Candover Stream and the Itchen Stream to become the river Itchen, which passes through a conduit under the raised embankment of the now dis-used Alresford to Winchester railway line.

The river Itchen emerges from under the embankment to pass through the Borough Bridge (see photograph) to begin it’s journey through the villages of the Itchen Valley to Winchester and then onwards on it’s journey to the sea at Southampton

The area in the foreground of the picture, alongside the river, is now occupied by watercress beds and West Lea Farm Shop (2011)

All images on this site © Godfrey Andrews ALRESFORD HERITAGE