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Latitude: 50.6644 / 50°39'51"N
Longitude: -4.4276 / 4°25'39"W
OS Eastings: 228534
OS Northings: 87786
OS Grid: SX285877
Mapcode National: GBR NH.7GJZ
Mapcode Global: FRA 17MB.0XQ
Plus Code: 9C2QMH7C+QX
Entry Name: Hellescott Bridge
Listing Date: 11 January 1989
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1142928
English Heritage Legacy ID: 67967
Location: North Petherwin, Cornwall, PL15
Civil Parish: North Petherwin
Traditional County: Devon
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall
Church of England Parish: North Petherwin
Church of England Diocese: Truro
SX 28 NE
PART IN EGLOSKERRY
Road bridge and causeway. Circa late C18 with earlier abutments. Widened to east in
late C19 and parapets partly rebuilt in C20. Stone rubble with granite dressings to
west face of arch.
Road bridge over river Ottery with roadway originally only six feet wide. The circa
late C18 dressed granite segmental arch on the west side has a large keystone and the
finely dressed abutments are probably earlier. The bridge was widened to the east in
the late C19 and has a rounded slate stone rubble segmental arch. The causeway which
crosses the lush water meadows on the south has a series of stone rubble flood arches
which have been extended to the east in the late C19 to enable the road to be
Henderson records that the bridge had two nine foot wide arches in 1809 and a roadway
which was six feet wide.
Henderson, C. and Coates, H. Old Cornish Bridges and Streams, 1928,reprinted 1972
Listing NGR: SX2853487786
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