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A Grade II* Listed Building in Perranarworthal, Cornwall

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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

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1160542

English Heritage Legacy ID: 63528

Location: Perranarworthal, Cornwall, TR3

County: Cornwall

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

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(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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