Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II

List Entry Number: 1142732

Date first listed: 11-May-1989

Statutory Address: POLSON BRIDGE, A 388


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Statutory Address: POLSON BRIDGE, A 388

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

District: Cornwall (Unitary Authority)

Parish: Lawhitton Rural

County: Devon

District: West Devon (District Authority)

Parish: Lifton

National Grid Reference: SX3556384920


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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.


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Legacy System number: 68403

Legacy System: LBS


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

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