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Ruthern Bridge

A Grade II* Listed Building in Lanivet, Cornwall

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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

Plus Code: 9C2QF59X+2F

Entry Name: Ruthern Bridge

Listing Date: 6 June 1969

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1327925

English Heritage Legacy ID: 67605

Location: Lanivet, Cornwall, PL30

County: Cornwall

Civil Parish: Lanivet

Traditional County: Cornwall

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall

Church of England Parish: Bodmin

Church of England Diocese: Truro

Tagged with: Road bridge

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SX 06 NW
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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