Packhorse bridge closed

Packhorse bridge closed

Above: A small plaque beside the bridge explains that it was rebuilt here in 1965 during the construction of the reservoir. The packhorse bridge has now been closed for a few weeks waiting for the land-owners, United Utilities, to repair the stonework at the foot of...
Packhorse bridge photos

Packhorse bridge photos

Above: The picturesque packhorse bridge once lay in the centre of Goyt’s Bridge. It proved a magnet for artists and photographers, as well as the many tourists who came to enjoy the tranquil beauty of the valley. I just came across some wonderful photos of...
The packhorse bridge

The packhorse bridge

Above: The packhorse bridge in the centre of Goyt’s Bridge was a popular view for both artists and photographers, as well as the many visitors who came to enjoy this gloriously picturesque spot. Janette kindly sent me a photo of a wonderful painting of the...
Goyt’s Bridge dreamer

Goyt’s Bridge dreamer

Above: This scenic spot now lies under the waters of Errwood Reservoir. But it once drew visitors from far and wide. I came across this wonderful image during my search for the Stonyway Turnpike map at Matlock Public Record Office (see previous post). It’s a...
Three new views

Three new views

Above: A close-up of the first card (click to enlarge) shows a pensive looking gentleman standing half-way across the stepping stones, with the picturesque packhorse bridge behind. Improved road and rail links during the late 19th century brought increasing numbers of...
Goyt Valley early ’30s #2

Goyt Valley early ’30s #2

Above: This 1888 OS map shows that Goyt’s Bridge changed very little between then and the early ’30s when this photo was taken. The green arrow shows the direction of view. Goytshead Farm is opposite, and was a popular spot for afternoon teas. The...
The Packhorse Bridge

The Packhorse Bridge

Above: I think this photo was taken at the same time as the 1932 cine film of Goyt’s Bridge (click to view). Click on any of the photos below to enlarge. Above: This is the oldest photo I’ve seen of the bridge, with a footpath leading up to a gate into...