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POLYPHANT 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: POLYPHANT BRIDGE

List entry Number: 1155097

Location

POLYPHANT BRIDGE, HICKSMILL

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

County:

District: Cornwall

District Type: Unitary Authority

Parish: Lewannick

County:

District: Cornwall

District Type: Unitary Authority

Parish: South Petherwin

County:

District: Cornwall

District Type: Unitary Authority

Parish: Trewen

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 25-Feb-1991

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

Legacy System Information

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 68413

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List entry Description

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History

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Details

SOUTH PETHERWIN

SX28SE

1/8

Hicksmill

Polyphant bridge

II

Road Bridge over River Inny. Probably C17 west span rebuilt in 1847. Slate rubble with dressed slate arch rings and with granite coping. Two span bridge with carriageway about 3.7 metres wide. The original C17 has round arch with recessed dressed slate rubble arch ring with small granite keystone and chamfered imposts. The 1847 rebuilt west arch has dressed slate round arch ring. Central pier has triangular cutwater on both sides. Parapet with rounded granite coping, reduced in height over the long causeway abutments and replaced by granite posts and steel tube rails.

History: The west arch was rebuilt after a flood on 8th July 1847, when all the other bridges on the River Inny were destroyed, except for Trekelland Bridge, South Petherwin (qv). Polyphant Bridge carried the main road from Launceston to Bodmin until a detour was made via 'Two Bridges' in the early C19. The River Inny is a tributary of the Tamar.

This entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 11 October 2017.

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Henderson, C, Coates, H, Old Cornish Bridges and Streams, (1928), 56

National Grid Reference: SX2664382309

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