RAIL BRIDGE OVER THE RIVER PARRETT

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II*
List Entry Number:
1297139
Date first listed:
31-Jan-1994
Statutory Address:
RAIL BRIDGE OVER THE RIVER PARRETT, WEST QUAY

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Location

Statutory Address:
RAIL BRIDGE OVER THE RIVER PARRETT, WEST QUAY

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

County:
Somerset
District:
Sedgemoor (District Authority)
Parish:
Bridgwater
National Park:
N/A
National Grid Reference:
ST 29997 37420

Details

BRIDGWATER

ST2937SE WEST QUAY 736-1/10/207 (East side) Rail bridge over the River Parrett

II*

Telescopic rail bridge. 1871. Cast-iron and steel. Designed to extend the Bristol and Exeter Railway across the River Parrett to the coal yard and harbour while allowing sailing vessels to continue up the river to the town bridge. The central portion could be rolled back on to the east bank. Motive power was provided by a steam engine located in a small brick building at the eastern end, now removed. Part of the railway line remains on the west bank. A rare example. (The Batsford Guide: Buchanan C A: The Guide to the Archaeology of Central and Southern England: 1980-: 116; VCH: Somerset: London: 1992-: 195).

Listing NGR: ST2999737420

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
374024
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Buchanan, , Buchanan, , Batsford Guide to Industrial Archaeology Central Southern England, (1980), 116
Dunning, R W, The Victoria History of the County of Somerset, (1992), 195

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: 25 Feb 2002
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