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Pow Bridge over Pow Beck

A Grade II* Listed Building in St Bees, Cumbria

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Coordinates

Latitude: 54.4931 / 54°29'35"N

Longitude: -3.5915 / 3°35'29"W

OS Eastings: 297013

OS Northings: 512028

OS Grid: NX970120

Mapcode National: GBR 3JCH.73

Mapcode Global: WH5ZF.SBYC

Entry Name: Pow Bridge over Pow Beck

Listing Date: 9 August 1984

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1137347

English Heritage Legacy ID: 76172

Location: St. Bees, Copeland, Cumbria, CA27

County: Cumbria

District: Copeland

Civil Parish: St. Bees

Built-Up Area: St Bees

Traditional County: Cumberland

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cumbria

Church of England Parish: St Bees

Church of England Diocese: Carlisle

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Listing Text

NX 91 SE (INSET) ST BEES B5345 St Bees

8/74 Pow Bridge over
Pow Beck

G.V. II*


Roadbridge, dated 1585. Built for Archbishop Grindal whose coat of arms and
initials appear on dated panel (1912 copy of original, moved to school) set in
centre of west parapet; badly weathered inscription on panel to eastern
parapet. Bridge shown in Buck's 1739 engraving of Priory Church; since
widened. Single elliptical arch of c12 ft span. East side is original work of
coursed, squared rubble with single stone projecting to either side of radiating
arch voussoirs (water-shutes from original road surface?). Original width 12
ft, now doubled (straight joint runs around soffit). Snecked rubble used on
west side and for parapets, c3 ft high with flat copings rising to accommodate
inscribed panels.


Listing NGR: NX9701312028

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