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©  Michael Bass

IoE Number: 271175
Location: BURROW BRIDGE AT NGR ST 3075 3043,
Photographer: Michael Bass
Date Photographed: 10 May 2002
Date listed: 18 December 1986
Date of last amendment: 18 December 1986
Grade II

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ST3575 BURROWBRIDGE CP ST3043 BURROWBRIDGE VILLAGE 2/9 Burrow Bridge at NGR ST 3075 3043 GV II Road bridge over River Parrett. Dated 1826, north parapet rebuilt mid C20. Probably designed by Philip Ilett of Taunton, contractor John Stone of Yarcombe. Squared and coursed granite, limestone voussoirs with V joints, granite saddleback coping, curved continuous block course of blue lias, north parapet steel railings. Single span elliptical arch with circular voids in the spandrels to enable the tidal waters of the river to pass through. Parapet swept back with 12 recessed blank panels facing river, on road front central inserted panel inscribed 'John Stone Builder Yarcombe 1826". At about 21 (68 feet) this is said to be the longest single span masonry road bridge in the county. Until 1945 this was a toll bridge.

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