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Yeolm Bridge

A Grade I Listed Building in Werrington, Cornwall

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Latitude: 50.6618 / 50°39'42"N

Longitude: -4.381 / 4°22'51"W

OS Eastings: 231811

OS Northings: 87388

OS Grid: SX318873

Mapcode National: GBR NK.7NHQ

Mapcode Global: FRA 17QB.71C

Entry Name: Yeolm Bridge

Listing Date: 23 August 1957

Last Amended: 22 November 1960

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1161009

English Heritage Legacy ID: 68058

Location: Werrington, Cornwall, PL15

County: Cornwall

Civil Parish: Werrington

Traditional County: Cornwall

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall

Church of England Parish: Werrington

Church of England Diocese: Truro

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Listing Text


23.8.57 Yeolm Bridge (previously listed as
Yeolmbridge Bridge, Werrington,
Broadwoodwidger R.D., Devon)

Road bridge over River Attery. Probably mid C14 widened in circa late C19. Stone
rubble rebuilt parapets. Local dressed freestone arches. Two 4-centred arches of
approximately 18 feet span with central ashlar stone cutwaters on both sides.
The arches unusual and early ribbed vaulting with three chamfered ribs to each arch.
The roadway was originally 11½ feet wide before the bridge was widened in the circa
late C19 on the east side. The parapets have been rebuilt in stone rubble and the
two cutwaters on the west side, continue up to form a refuges.
The flood arches on the south side, in St Stephen by Launceston Rural, have been
rebuilt in the C19 and C20; the first with a segmental dressed stone arch, the second
with a reinforced steel joist and the third a granite lintel.
The bridge was described by Henderson as the "oldest and most perfectly finished
bridge in Cornwall". It is of similar construction and date to the bridge at Clyst
St Mary, Devon (1310) and the old Exe Bridge at Exeter.
Henderson, C and Coates, H Old Cornish Bridges and Streams, 1928 reprinted 1972.

Listing NGR: SX3181187388

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