BOW BRIDGE

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
I
List Entry Number:
1176195
Date first listed:
24-Mar-1961
Statutory Address:
BOW BRIDGE, PLOX

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Location

Statutory Address:
BOW BRIDGE, PLOX

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

County:
Somerset
District:
South Somerset (District Authority)
Parish:
Bruton
National Grid Reference:
ST 68357 34821

Details

BRUTON CP PLOX (North West side) ST6834NW 8/144 Bow Bridge (also known as The Packhorse Bridge) 24.3.61 GV I

Footbridge. Possibly C15. Local stone ashlar. Slightly pointed 2-order chamfered arch, with angled parapets and copings making slight point in centre, with return walls along footpath to North. On West side is an eroded carved shield set into the parapet, and on North West corner the remains of a plinthed pier. Walkway less than 1 metre wide, with Keinton flags to South side and stone setts to North. Bridge has been several times damaged by flooding of the River Brue, latest 1982/3, with subsequent repair. The shield thought to bear the dolphin of the Fitzpanes family, who lived at Redlynch in the C15 and C16, and founded Kings School (qv), suggesting that they may have rebuilt this probable link between the former Abbey, being opposite the supposed gatehouse of same, and its Court House in the High Street (Nos 34 and 36 qv). Scheduled Ancient Monument (Somerset County No 176). (Couzens P, Bruton in Selwood, Abbey Press, Sherborne, 1972).

Listing NGR: ST6835734821

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
261617
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Couzens, P, Bruton in Selwood, (1972)

Legal

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

End of official listing

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Date: 21 Aug 2003
Reference: IOE01/11311/18
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Arthur A. Chapman. Source Historic England Archive
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