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Bow Bridge

A Grade II Listed Building in Merriott, Somerset

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Latitude: 50.9163 / 50°54'58"N

Longitude: -2.7707 / 2°46'14"W

OS Eastings: 345918

OS Northings: 113263

OS Grid: ST459132

Mapcode National: GBR MH.QFWD

Mapcode Global: FRA 562P.BDJ

Entry Name: Bow Bridge

Listing Date: 4 February 1958

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1056101

English Heritage Legacy ID: 262341

Location: Merriott, South Somerset, Somerset, TA18

County: Somerset

District: South Somerset

Civil Parish: Merriott

Traditional County: Somerset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset

Church of England Parish: Merriott

Church of England Diocese: Bath and Wells

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Listing Text





Bow Bridge



Road bridge over River Parrett. C18, widened in 1880. Ham stone ashlar. Semi-circular arch: plain parapets with iron cramps, returned on curves at each corner to conform to bank seating.

The road was the recognised Wells/Dorchester route in 1675 (Ogilby) but was never turnpiked and lost its importance: it was widened in 1880 by the Crewkerne Highway Board at a cost of £14.

The asset was previously listed twice also under the parish of West Chinnock, at List entry 1176985. This entry was removed from the List on 14 December 2017.

This entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 14 December 2017.

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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