Cast iron footbridge at Perran Mill

Overview

Heritage Category: Scheduled Monument

List Entry Number: 1001726

Date first listed: 15-Jul-1975

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Map

Ordnance survey map of Cast iron footbridge at Perran Mill
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Location

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The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

District: Cornwall (Unitary Authority)

Parish: Perranarworthal

National Grid Reference: SW7755338420

Summary

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Reasons for Designation

The decorative cast iron footbridge at Perran Mill is unique as it was produced by one of the most important beam engine manufacturers, forming part of the infrastructure to the Cornish mining industry. The bridge is a rare example of its non-industrial work, combining function with good quality decorative work.

History

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Details

The monument includes a cast iron footbridge across the River Kennall in Perranworthal. The bridge survives as a five bay cast iron construction of a single span. The walkway was cast in sections and features a diamond pattern for grip with drainage slots. The balustrades are identical and in the Gothic style. Each was cast in a single section. The balustrades feature a bottom rail and narrow lancets with, to the middle rail and above, intersecting pointed arches between the top rails. They were cast at the nearby Perran Foundry, began in 1791, which in its heyday produced some of the largest beam engines ever constructed. The bridge is reputedly one of the last pieces produced by the foundry in 1879. It was moved to its current location in the 20th century following a diversion of the river.

The bridge is Listed Grade II* (63528).

Sources: HER:- PastScape Monument No:-427575

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number: CO 972

Legacy System: RSM - OCN

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