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Latitude: 50.4676 / 50°28'3"N
Longitude: -4.8013 / 4°48'4"W
OS Eastings: 201300
OS Northings: 66830
OS Grid: SX013668
Mapcode National: GBR ZX.1N5S
Mapcode Global: FRA 07TT.KBD
Entry Name: Ruthern Bridge
Listing Date: 6 June 1969
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1327925
English Heritage Legacy ID: 67605
Location: Lanivet, Cornwall, PL30
Civil Parish: Lanivet
Traditional County: Cornwall
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall
Church of England Parish: Bodmin
Church of England Diocese: Truro
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4/137 Ruthern Bridge
Bridge over the River Ruthern. Circa 1450. Granite and slatestone rubble. Two 4-
centred arches wih recessed slatestone arch rings. On the upstream side, there is a
central triangular cutwater with refuge, in granite ashlar ; smaller triangular
cutwater with refuge, also in ashlar, to the outer side of each arch. On the
downstream side the arches are rounded, with recessed slatestone arch rings. Similar
central and outer cutwaters, also in ashlar. The parapet walls are about ½ metre
high, in granite rubble with chamfered granite coping ; there are three refuges on
the upstream side, the parapet wall is returned about 12 metres to east, diminishing
in height. The bridge is about 20 metres long and about 4 metres wide.
Ruthern Bridge lies on an old road from Bodmin over Hustyn Down to Padstow ; it is
named in 1494 as Rothyn Brygge. Ancient monument no. 76.
Sources: Henderson, C. and Coates, H.:Old Cornish Bridges and Streams, 1928.
Listing NGR: SX0130066830
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