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Respryn Bridge

A Grade II* Listed Building in St. Winnow, Cornwall

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Latitude: 50.4404 / 50°26'25"N

Longitude: -4.6779 / 4°40'40"W

OS Eastings: 209944

OS Northings: 63488

OS Grid: SX099634

Mapcode National: GBR N4.PQ6T

Mapcode Global: FRA 172W.RC4

Plus Code: 9C2QC8RC+5R

Entry Name: Respryn Bridge

Listing Date: 6 June 1969

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1143087

English Heritage Legacy ID: 67543

Location: St. Winnow, Cornwall, PL22

County: Cornwall

Civil Parish: St. Winnow

Traditional County: Cornwall

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall

Church of England Parish: St Winnow with St Nectan's Chapel

Church of England Diocese: Truro

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Respryn Bridge


Bridge over the River Fowey. C15, with later alterations ; there was a bridge at
Respryn by 1300. Granite moorstone blocks ; the later parts in slatestone rubble
with granite coping to the parapet. The bridge has five arches of different sizes
and dates. The central arch is the oldest, with 4-centred arch, with granite arch-
ring. The arch to west is round, with granite keystone, and the arch to each is
rounded, with a slatestone arch-ring. On the upstream side, there are four
triangular cutwaters with refuges; on the downstream side, only 2 cutwaters with
refuges survive to east, one pier with the remains of a cutwater at the base. The
parapet walls are low, with chamfered granite coping, splayed back at the east end.
The bridge is about 40 metres long and about 3 metres wide.
The pass at Respryn Bridge was one of the most important strategic points in
Cornwall, and was on the old track from Bodmin to Looe. Ancient monument no. 63.
Sources: Henderson, C. and Coates, H.: Old Cornish Bridges and Streams 1928.

Listing NGR: SX0993663492

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