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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
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1142732
English Heritage Legacy ID: 68403
Location: Lifton, West Devon, Devon, PL15
District: West Devon
Civil Parish: Lifton
Traditional County: Cornwall
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon
SX 38 SE
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.
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