Load Bridge (That Portion In Long Sutton Parish)

19 Oct 1999
Load Bridge (That Portion In Long Sutton Parish), Sutton Hill, Long Sutton, South Somerset, Somerset
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This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.

LONG SUTTON CP SUTTON HILL ST42SE LITTLE LOAD 9/198 Load Bridge (that portion in Long Sutton Parish) - - II

Road bridge over River Yeo. Medieval origin, probably C18 reshaping, C19 handrail. Local lias stone cut and squared, Ham stone dressings; wrot iron railings. Five arches, the outer pairs having chamfered pointed arches, the centre segmental, also chamfered; marked rise to centre; piers with curved sweeps to abutments; plain wrot iron balustrading with curved sweep braces fixed to C20 coping: on east side arches double chamfered, with diagonal cutwaters to piers.

Bridge recorded by 1543, but in 1676 was 'greatly broken and decayed" (VCH, vol III, 1974). See also under Long Load C.P.

Listing NGR: ST4671023801


This is part of the Series: IOE01/1876 IOE Records taken by Graham Slocombe; within the Collection: IOE01 Images Of England


© Mr Graham Slocombe. Source: Historic England Archive

This photograph was taken for the Images of England project

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Photographer: Slocombe, Graham

Rights Holder: Slocombe, Graham


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