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Canal Bridge over the Bude Canal

A Grade II Listed Building in Marhamchurch, Cornwall

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Latitude: 50.8053 / 50°48'18"N

Longitude: -4.534 / 4°32'2"W

OS Eastings: 221551

OS Northings: 103694

OS Grid: SS215036

Mapcode National: GBR K2.YR6M

Mapcode Global: FRA 16DY.TR3

Entry Name: Canal Bridge over the Bude Canal

Listing Date: 9 September 1985

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1141802

English Heritage Legacy ID: 64866

Location: Marhamchurch, Cornwall, EX23

County: Cornwall

Civil Parish: Marhamchurch

Traditional County: Cornwall

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall

Church of England Parish: Marhamchurch

Church of England Diocese: Truro

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Listing Text


7/54 Canal Bridge over The
- Bude Canal


Canal bridge carrying road across the Bude canal. 1820. Probably by James Green,
engineer to the Bude canal (q.v. Burmsdon, Launcells). Stone rubble, with
freestone dressings. Single span bridge with granite capped parapets oversailing
2-centred arch. The Bude canal between Bude and termini at Holsworthy and
Launceston was constructed between 1819 and 1825. It was financed by the Bude
Harbour and Canal Company and designed by James Green. The canal was constructed
primarily to carry sea sand, used as manure, to improve farm land. Helebridge
marked the point beyond which the canal could only be navigated by tub boats,
goods between Bude and Helebridge being carried by barges. Helen Harris and
Monica Ellis, The Bude Canal (1972), pp. 106-107.

Listing NGR: SS2155103694

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