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Bow Bridge

A Grade I Listed Building in Bruton, Somerset

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Latitude: 51.1118 / 51°6'42"N

Longitude: -2.4534 / 2°27'12"W

OS Eastings: 368357

OS Northings: 134821

OS Grid: ST683348

Mapcode National: GBR MX.BB6T

Mapcode Global: VH8BG.FBB1

Plus Code: 9C3V4G6W+PJ

Entry Name: Bow Bridge

Listing Date: 24 March 1961

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1176195

English Heritage Legacy ID: 261617

Also known as: The Packhorse Bridge 100m north west of the Church of St Mary

ID on this website: 101176195

Location: Bruton, Somerset, BA10

County: Somerset

District: South Somerset

Civil Parish: Bruton

Built-Up Area: Bruton

Traditional County: Somerset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset

Tagged with: Footbridge Packhorse bridge

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Bow Bridge (also known as The Packhorse Bridge)



Footbridge. Possibly C15. Local stone ashlar. Slightly pointed 2-order chamfered arch, with angled parapets and copings
making slight point in centre, with return walls along footpath to North. On West side is an eroded carved shield set
into the parapet, and on North West corner the remains of a plinthed pier. Walkway less than 1 metre wide, with Keinton
flags to South side and stone setts to North. Bridge has been several times damaged by flooding of the River Brue,
latest 1982/3, with subsequent repair. The shield thought to bear the dolphin of the Fitzpanes family, who lived at
Redlynch in the C15 and C16, and founded Kings School (qv), suggesting that they may have rebuilt this probable link
between the former Abbey, being opposite the supposed gatehouse of same, and its Court House in the High Street (Nos 34
and 36 qv). Scheduled Ancient Monument (Somerset County No 176). (Couzens P, Bruton in Selwood, Abbey Press, Sherborne,

Listing NGR: ST6835734821

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