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RESPRYN BRIDGE

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: RESPRYN BRIDGE

List entry Number: 1143087

Location

RESPRYN BRIDGE

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

County:

District: Cornwall

District Type: Unitary Authority

Parish: St. Winnow

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 06-Jun-1969

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 67543

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History

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Details

LANHYDROCK SX 06 SE 9/61 Respryn Bridge 6.6.69 II*

Bridge over the River Fowey. C15, with later alterations ; there was a bridge at Respryn by 1300. Granite moorstone blocks ; the later parts in slatestone rubble with granite coping to the parapet. The bridge has five arches of different sizes and dates. The central arch is the oldest, with 4-centred arch, with granite arch- ring. The arch to west is round, with granite keystone, and the arch to each is rounded, with a slatestone arch-ring. On the upstream side, there are four triangular cutwaters with refuges; on the downstream side, only 2 cutwaters with refuges survive to east, one pier with the remains of a cutwater at the base. The parapet walls are low, with chamfered granite coping, splayed back at the east end. The bridge is about 40 metres long and about 3 metres wide. The pass at Respryn Bridge was one of the most important strategic points in Cornwall, and was on the old track from Bodmin to Looe. Ancient monument no. 63. Sources: Henderson, C. and Coates, H.: Old Cornish Bridges and Streams 1928.

Listing NGR: SX0994463488

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Henderson, C, Coates, H, Old Cornish Bridges and Streams, (1928)

National Grid Reference: SX 09944 63488

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