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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
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1160649
English Heritage Legacy ID: 61542
Location: Polperro, Cornwall, PL13
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
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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