A bit further on from Upton were these lovely riverside park homes each with it’s own mooring space.
A fairly new footbridge stretches across the river just before the Diglis River Lock.
We turned right off the river here to join the Worcester to Birmingham Canal. I jumped off on the pontoon and up to set the first of the two locks. Once through Diglis Basin we found a nice, but rather noisy, mooring spot with rings to attach to. The whole of the surrounding area is being transformed into residential complexes. Although there is a mass of new flats, luckily some of the old warehouses have also been utilised.
Here are a couple of nice details that have been retained on the old buildings.
These are just two of the beautiful Tudor buildings which are in Friar Street. One is a rather wonky shop and the other is Greyfriars which was built before 1651 and now owned by the National Trust.
We wandered through the Edgar Tower entrance into College Green, then into the Cathedral, where there were some nice stained glass windows in the Cloisters. There were also the six old bells on display, as they had been replaced.
This is the Beauchamp tomb, he is wearing a knights armour, she has her head on a black swan, and they both have there feet on little dogs.
This building overlooks the river and is called ‘The Old Rectifying House’. It is now a pub, but does anyone one know what it may have been used for in the past?
At a gateway from the river walk to College Green previous flood levels are recorded. Of the many listed these four are, in order of highest first are 1672, 1947, 1886 and 2007.
Not clear from the photo’ but the highest could not be reached.