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Hellescott Bridge

A Grade II Listed Building in North Petherwin, Cornwall

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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

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1142928

English Heritage Legacy ID: 67967

Location: North Petherwin, Cornwall, PL15

County: Cornwall

Civil Parish: North Petherwin

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall

Church of England Parish: North Petherwin

Church of England Diocese: Truro

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Hellescott Bridge


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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