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TWO CARVED FIGURES AND A DIRECTION STONE AGAINST NORTH WEST CORNER OF PETHERTON BRIDGE AT NGR ST 4500 1670

List Entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

Name: TWO CARVED FIGURES AND A DIRECTION STONE AGAINST NORTH WEST CORNER OF PETHERTON BRIDGE AT NGR ST 4500 1670

List entry Number: 1056969

Location

TWO CARVED FIGURES AND A DIRECTION STONE AGAINST NORTH WEST CORNER OF PETHERTON BRIDGE AT NGR ST 4500 1670

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

County: Somerset

District: South Somerset

District Type: District Authority

Parish: South Petherton

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 18-Feb-1988

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 264174

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Details

SOUTH PETHERTON CP ST41NE 3/90 Two carved figures and a direction stone against north-west corner of Petherton Bridge at NGR ST 4500 1670

GV II

Two figures and a direction stone. Possibly C15 and C18. All in carved Ham stone. The figures are of a boy and a girl, about one metre high, set in a special housing at the side of the bridge: they are said to be a memorial to two children who drowned from the former decayed wooden bridge, which as a memorial to them was replaced by a 3-arch stone bridge, demolished in the early 1970s: this is thought to have been a Roman crossing point of the Fosse Way. The direction stone, now set immediately to the west, is presumably relocated from the junction of the Fossway and the old road to Yeovil; it is about 450mm x 150mm, and 600mm high, tapered with rounded top, and is inscribed on the north face 'THE RIG/(H)T HAND/ R0A(D)/ LEAD(S)/ TO YEO/(VIL)'. (Greenwood C and J, Somerset Delineated, 1822: VCH, Vol III, 1974: Bentley JB and Murless BJ, Somerset Roads, SIAS, 1985).

Listing NGR: ST4505516714

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Bentley, J B, Murless, B J , Somerset Roads: The Legacy of the Turnpikes Western Somerset, (1985)
Greenwood, C, Greenwood, J , Somerset Delineated, (1822)
Page, W, The Victoria History of the County of Somerset, (1974)

National Grid Reference: ST 45055 16714

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