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Roman Bridge

A Grade II Listed Building in Polperro, Cornwall

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Latitude: 50.3314 / 50°19'53"N

Longitude: -4.5183 / 4°31'6"W

OS Eastings: 220863

OS Northings: 50977

OS Grid: SX208509

Mapcode National: GBR NC.XH77

Mapcode Global: FRA 18F5.1KD

Entry Name: Roman Bridge

Listing Date: 21 August 1964

Last Amended: 26 March 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1160649

English Heritage Legacy ID: 61542

Location: Polperro, Cornwall, PL13

County: Cornwall

Civil Parish: Polperro

Built-Up Area: Polperro

Traditional County: Cornwall

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall

Church of England Parish: Talland

Church of England Diocese: Truro

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Listing Text

SX 2050-2150
6/78 Roman Bridge (previously listed as
bridge on edge of harbour near the
21.8.64 House on the Props)

Road bridge at head of Polperro harbour over stream. Remodelled after 1854. Stone
rubble with dressed round stone arch with long granite keystone on harbour side.
Harbour side with parapet slightly splayed over abutments and continued to south to
form west wall of the harbour (qv). Narrow parapet on west side over stream running
between House on Props (qv) and coal sheds, now shops to south west.
An early photograph taken by Lewis Harding in circa 1854 illustrating a thrasher
shark on a cart in Polperro shows the bridge in the background. Here the stone
rubble bridge has a flat timber lintel rather than the present dressed stone arch.
Photograph of fish quay at turn of the C19 illustrates the present bridge in the
de Burlet, S Portrait of Polperro 1977 p 6
Lanyon, A The Rooks of Trelawne 1976.

Listing NGR: SX2086350977

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