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Polson Bridge

A Grade II Listed Building in Lifton, Devon

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Latitude: 50.6407 / 50°38'26"N

Longitude: -4.3269 / 4°19'36"W

OS Eastings: 235563

OS Northings: 84920

OS Grid: SX355849

Mapcode National: GBR NM.8Y50

Mapcode Global: FRA 17TC.XT6

Entry Name: Polson Bridge

Listing Date: 11 May 1989

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1142732

English Heritage Legacy ID: 68403

Location: Lifton, West Devon, Devon, PL15

County: Devon

District: West Devon

Civil Parish: Lifton

Traditional County: Cornwall

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

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Listing Text

SX 38 SE


Polson Bridge


Three span road bridge carrying A388 (previously A30) over River Tamar. Circa 1833, centre arch rebuilt using original materials 1934-5. Granite ashlar with slate-stone rubble abutments and granite coping. Central wide segmental arch with pointed voussoirs struck through to soffit flanked by narrower segmental arches. Flat string course with projecting rectangular pier to either side of centre arch continues to abutments. Abutments on south bank of river have segmental floodwater arches, that on west side with projecting keystones to arches and triangular cutwater between. Spans the River Tamar, which here forms the boundary between the parishes of Lawhitton Rural (Cornwall), Launceston (Cornwall) and Lifton (Devon). Built on the site of a medieval bridge on the principal route into Cornwall. Henderson and Coates 1928 p.46-48. Date given 1851.

The asset was previously listed twice also at List entry 1326331. That entry was removed from the List on 22 September 2016.

This entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 22 September 2016.

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

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