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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.


List entry Number: 1142732



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


District: Cornwall

District Type: Unitary Authority

Parish: Lawhitton Rural

County: Devon

District: West Devon

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Lifton

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 11-May-1989

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 68403

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Polson Bridge


Three span road bridge carrying A388 (previously A30) over River Tamar. Circa 1833, centre arch rebuilt using original materials 1934-5. Granite ashlar with slate-stone rubble abutments and granite coping. Central wide segmental arch with pointed voussoirs struck through to soffit flanked by narrower segmental arches. Flat string course with projecting rectangular pier to either side of centre arch continues to abutments. Abutments on south bank of river have segmental floodwater arches, that on west side with projecting keystones to arches and triangular cutwater between. Spans the River Tamar, which here forms the boundary between the parishes of Lawhitton Rural (Cornwall), Launceston (Cornwall) and Lifton (Devon). Built on the site of a medieval bridge on the principal route into Cornwall. Henderson and Coates 1928 p.46-48. Date given 1851.

The asset was previously listed twice also at List entry 1326331. That entry was removed from the List on 22 September 2016.

This entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 22 September 2016.

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Balchin, WGV, The Cornish Landscape, (1983), 177-8
Henderson, C, Coates, H, Old Cornish Bridges and Streams, (1928), 46-48

National Grid Reference: SX3556384920


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