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Polwheveral Bridge

A Grade II* Listed Building in Constantine, Cornwall

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Latitude: 50.1129 / 50°6'46"N

Longitude: -5.1665 / 5°9'59"W

OS Eastings: 173710

OS Northings: 28449

OS Grid: SW737284

Mapcode National: GBR Z7.M202

Mapcode Global: FRA 082Q.71R

Entry Name: Polwheveral Bridge

Listing Date: 17 June 1988

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1142132

English Heritage Legacy ID: 66032

Location: Constantine, Cornwall, TR11

County: Cornwall

Civil Parish: Constantine

Traditional County: Cornwall

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall

Church of England Parish: Constantine

Church of England Diocese: Truro

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Listing Text


8/46 Polwheverell Bridge

Road bridge over stream, known as Polwheverell stream. Built 1572, widened probably
in C19. Granite. A small single span bridge. The vault is made of a series of
granite arched beams set side by side. Each beam is a dressed granite unchamfered 4-
centred arch, corbelled at the springing over straight ashlar abutments,
The bridge was widened on the downstream south side with massive roughly-hewn granite
blocks. The parapets on both sides are also made of massive rough granite blocks.
The bridge spans Polwheverell stream which flows into Polwheverall Creek, a tributory
of the Helford River.
There is a contract of 1572 between the parish and Roger Hallard, a mason of
Source: Charles Henderson. A History of the Parish of Constantine in Cornwall.
pages 17 and 20
C. Henderson and H. Coates. Old Cornish Bridges and Streams. pages 24, 25 and 95

Listing NGR: SW7371028449

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