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THE SWING BRIDGE INCLUDING ADJOINING WALLS AND ENGINE HOUSE

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: THE SWING BRIDGE INCLUDING ADJOINING WALLS AND ENGINE HOUSE

List entry Number: 1143675

Location

THE SWING BRIDGE INCLUDING ADJOINING WALLS AND ENGINE HOUSE, CUSTOM HOUSE QUAY

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

County:

District: Cornwall

District Type: Unitary Authority

Parish: Hayle

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 14-Jan-1988

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

Legacy System Information

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 70175

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List entry Description

Summary of Building

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History

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Details

SW 5437-5537 HAYLE CUSTOM HOUSE QUAY, Hayle (also part of East Quay) 10/79 The Swing Bridge including adjoining walls and engine house

GV II Swing bridge for former railway and road to cross canal, including associated masonry walls and engine house. 1880. Dressed granite and granite rubble walls. Iron bridge construction. Brick engine house with felted roof. Plan: Cantilevered beam pivoted on an hydraulically operated lift and turn pivot (no longer operational) on the south side of the canal. At the left-hand side (west) of the bridge are battered walls with corbelled parapet of former drawbridge of 1852. Beside the bridge (left) is a C20 sluice gate replacing earlier lock and sluice gates. Built over the canal bank (front left) is a small rectangular engine house for former engine which lifted and turned the swing bridge. Granite ashlar walls to left-hand (west) abutments, otherwise rubble with granite copings. Bridge has tapered iron beams at the sides. Engine house has round arched openings and stands over a segmental arch spanning a leat. Source: Hayle Town Trail, by Brian Sullivan.

Listing NGR: SW5581137634

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Sullivan, B, Hayle Town Trail

National Grid Reference: SW 55811 37634

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