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Two Carved Figures and a Direction Stone Against North West Corner of Petherton Bridge at Ngr St 4500 1670

A Grade II Listed Building in South Petherton, Somerset

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Latitude: 50.9472 / 50°56'50"N

Longitude: -2.7835 / 2°47'0"W

OS Eastings: 345055

OS Northings: 116715

OS Grid: ST450167

Mapcode National: GBR MG.NQLX

Mapcode Global: FRA 561L.Z9F

Entry Name: Two Carved Figures and a Direction Stone Against North West Corner of Petherton Bridge at Ngr St 4500 1670

Listing Date: 18 February 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1056969

English Heritage Legacy ID: 264174

Location: South Petherton, South Somerset, Somerset, TA12

County: Somerset

District: South Somerset

Civil Parish: South Petherton

Traditional County: Somerset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset

Church of England Parish: South Petherton with the Seavingtons and the Lambrooks

Church of England Diocese: Bath and Wells

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Listing Text

3/90 Two carved figures and a
direction stone against
north-west corner of Petherton
Bridge at NGR ST 4500 1670


Two figures and a direction stone. Possibly C15 and C18. All in carved Ham stone. The figures are of a boy and a girl, about one metre high, set in a special housing at the side of the bridge: they are said to be a memorial to two
children who drowned from the former decayed wooden bridge, which as a memorial to them was replaced by a 3-arch stone bridge, demolished in the early 1970s: this is thought to have been a Roman crossing point of the Fosse Way. The
direction stone, now set immediately to the west, is presumably relocated from the junction of the Fossway and the old road to Yeovil; it is about 450mm x 150mm, and 600mm high, tapered with rounded top, and is inscribed on the north face
'THE RIG/(H)T HAND/ R0A(D)/ LEAD(S)/ TO YEO/(VIL)'. (Greenwood C and J, Somerset Delineated, 1822: VCH, Vol III, 1974:
Bentley JB and Murless BJ, Somerset Roads, SIAS, 1985).

Listing NGR: ST4505516714

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