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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: YEOLM BRIDGE

List entry Number: 1161009

Location

YEOLM BRIDGE

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

County District District Type Parish
CornwallUnitary AuthorityWerrington

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: I

Date first listed: 23-Aug-1957

Date of most recent amendment: 22-Nov-1960

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 68058

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History

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Details

WERRINGTON, PART YEOLMBRIDGE SX 38 NW IN ST STEPHENS BY 9/164 LAUCESTON 23.8.57 Yeolm Bridge (previously listed as Yeolmbridge Bridge, Werrington, Broadwoodwidger R.D., Devon) GV I

Road bridge over River Attery. Probably mid C14 widened in circa late C19. Stone rubble rebuilt parapets. Local dressed freestone arches. Two 4-centred arches of approximately 18 feet span with central ashlar stone cutwaters on both sides. The arches unusual and early ribbed vaulting with three chamfered ribs to each arch. The roadway was originally 11½ feet wide before the bridge was widened in the circa late C19 on the east side. The parapets have been rebuilt in stone rubble and the two cutwaters on the west side, continue up to form a refuges. The flood arches on the south side, in St Stephen by Launceston Rural, have been rebuilt in the C19 and C20; the first with a segmental dressed stone arch, the second with a reinforced steel joist and the third a granite lintel. The bridge was described by Henderson as the "oldest and most perfectly finished bridge in Cornwall". It is of similar construction and date to the bridge at Clyst St Mary, Devon (1310) and the old Exe Bridge at Exeter. Henderson, C and Coates, H Old Cornish Bridges and Streams, 1928 reprinted 1972.

Listing NGR: SX3181187388

Selected Sources

  1. Book  Reference - Author: Henderson, C and Coates, H - Title: Old Cornish Bridges and Streams - Date: 1928

National Grid Reference: SX3181187388

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