King Williams Bridge

Date:
21 Aug 1999
Location:
King Williams Bridge, Morwenstow, North Cornwall, Cornwall
Reference:
IOE01/00046/28
Type:
Photograph (Digital)
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Description

This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.

SS 21 SW MORWENSTOW

3/71 King Williams Bridge 29.9.61

- II

Road bridge 1836. Dressed stone rubble with stone arches. Single span segmental bridge with parapets with rough stone capping and stone pilasters at ends. Slate built into western parapet, facing road, inscribed with "Toward the erection of this bridge, built by subscription, in the year of human redemption 1836, his most gracious Majesty King William the Fourth gave the sum of Twenty Pounds. Fear God! Honour the King!" Hawker's second wife wrote that the bridge was largely financed by Hawker, and was one of his first works in the parish, C E Byles, The Life and Letters of R S Hawker (1905) p.76, although other evidence suggests that Hawker's contribution was 2, Joan Rendell, Hawker Country (1980) p.56.

Listing NGR: SS2080011678

Content

This is part of the Series: IOE\Phillips_Hilary IOE Records for Phillips, Hilary; within the Collection: IOE01 Images Of England

Rights

Copyright IoE Hilary Phillips. Source Historic England Archive

This photograph was taken for the Images of England project

People & Organisations

Photographer: Phillips, Hilary

Rights Holder: Phillips, Hilary

Keywords

Rubble, Slate, Stone, Georgian Road Bridge, Victorian Transport, Road Transport Site, Bridge