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Footbridges over River Kenwyn and Leat

A Grade II Listed Building in Kenwyn, Cornwall

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Latitude: 50.2721 / 50°16'19"N

Longitude: -5.0775 / 5°4'39"W

OS Eastings: 180797

OS Northings: 45874

OS Grid: SW807458

Mapcode National: GBR ZD.KTNF

Mapcode Global: FRA 0879.ZMM

Entry Name: Footbridges over River Kenwyn and Leat

Listing Date: 3 February 1986

Last Amended: 8 January 1990

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1136692

English Heritage Legacy ID: 63288

Location: Kenwyn, Cornwall, TR4

County: Cornwall

Civil Parish: Kenwyn

Traditional County: Cornwall

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall

Church of England Parish: Kenwyn with St Allen

Church of England Diocese: Truro

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Listing Text

The entry for

SW 84 NW
3/183 Footbridge over the
River Kenwyn
Shall be amended to:
3/183 Footbridges over
II River Kenwyn and Leat
and the description shall be amended to read:

Footbridge in two sections linked by causeways. Possibly C18. Granite slab walkways
carried on rubble abutments but with intermediate piers in granite monoliths. The
bridge over the river is in 3 openings, with one opening separated by a pier c3.5m
wide from the other two; and a pair of short supporting granite piers to the paired
openings. To the south c20m is the 2 opening leat span similar in construction to
the river spans. At either end the causeway runsout to road level, and the causeway
surfaces are in asphalt. On the east side of the footways are runs of iron tube rail
to tube standard, probably C19; the leat span has 5 standards and the river span 3+5
standards. A late version of the clapper bridge: the very deep footway slabs suggest
and C18 rather than C19 date.


SW 84 NW
3/183 Footbridge over the River Kenwyn
Footbridge. Circa early C19. Rubble piers, one pier is of granite monoliths, and
rough granite lintels rather like a clapper bridge. 4 spans, with span to far left
(south), and other spans closer grouped to right (north) with narrow pier between
those to right. C20 iron handrail to west side.
A simple structure evolved from the clapper bridge principal and an interesting
survival of this primitive bridge type.

Listing NGR: SW8079745874

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

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