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The Swing Bridge Including Adjoining Walls and Engine House

A Grade II Listed Building in Hayle, Cornwall

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Latitude: 50.1883 / 50°11'17"N

Longitude: -5.4222 / 5°25'20"W

OS Eastings: 155811

OS Northings: 37635

OS Grid: SW558376

Mapcode National: GBR DXZ5.YZ3

Mapcode Global: VH12M.YJVJ

Entry Name: The Swing Bridge Including Adjoining Walls and Engine House

Listing Date: 14 January 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1143675

English Heritage Legacy ID: 70175

Location: Hayle, Cornwall, TR27

County: Cornwall

Civil Parish: Hayle

Built-Up Area: Hayle

Traditional County: Cornwall

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall

Church of England Parish: Phillack

Church of England Diocese: Truro

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Listing Text

SW 5437-5537 HAYLE CUSTOM HOUSE QUAY, Hayle (also
part of East Quay)
10/79 The Swing Bridge including
adjoining walls and engine house

Swing bridge for former railway and road to cross canal, including associated masonry walls and engine house. 1880. Dressed granite and granite rubble walls. Iron bridge construction. Brick engine house with felted roof.
Plan: Cantilevered beam pivoted on an hydraulically operated lift and turn
pivot (no longer operational) on the south side of the canal. At the left-hand side (west) of the bridge are battered walls with corbelled parapet of former drawbridge of 1852. Beside the bridge (left) is a C20 sluice gate replacing earlier lock and sluice gates. Built over the canal bank (front left) is a
small rectangular engine house for former engine which lifted and turned the swing bridge. Granite ashlar walls to left-hand (west) abutments, otherwise rubble with granite copings. Bridge has tapered iron beams at the sides.
Engine house has round arched openings and stands over a segmental arch
spanning a leat.
Source: Hayle Town Trail, by Brian Sullivan.

Listing NGR: SW5581137634

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