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Latitude: 50.2039 / 50°12'14"N
Longitude: -5.1186 / 5°7'7"W
OS Eastings: 177553
OS Northings: 38420
OS Grid: SW775384
Mapcode National: GBR ZB.28KZ
Mapcode Global: FRA 085H.1PT
Entry Name: Footbridge
Listing Date: 30 May 1967
Last Amended: 12 March 1986
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1160542
English Heritage Legacy ID: 63528
Location: Perranarworthal, Cornwall, TR3
Civil Parish: Perranarworthal
Built-Up Area: Perranwell
Traditional County: Cornwall
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall
Church of England Parish: Mylor
Church of England Diocese: Truro
SW 83 NW
(formerly part of group listed as Perran Foundry)
Footbridge over River Kennal. Circa early-mid C19. Cast iron.
Five-bay construction with walkway cast in sections with diamond pattern for grip and slots for drainage, and two identical balustraded parapets, each cast in one section. Gothic style. Resited C20 when river diverted. Balustrades have: bottom rail, narrow lancets up to next rail and intersecting pointed arches between top rails.
Part of the Perran Iron Foundry, founded in 1791, and in its heyday the most important foundry in Cornwall, manufacturing some of the largest beam engines ever constructed.
Plan of Perran Foundry, circa 1860 (CRO).
This footbridge, almost certainly cast here, is testament to the quality and scale of castings.
Listing NGR: SW7755338420
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