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© Mr Graham Slocombe LRPS

IoE Number: 263264
Location: LOAD BRIDGE (THAT PORTION IN LONG SUTTON PARISH), SUTTON HILL
  LONG SUTTON, SOUTH SOMERSET, SOMERSET
Photographer: Mr Graham Slocombe LRPS
Date Photographed: 19 October 1999
Date listed: 07 February 1986
Date of last amendment: 07 February 1986
Grade II

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LONG SUTTON CP SUTTON HILL ST42SE LITTLE LOAD 9/198 Load Bridge (that portion in Long Sutton Parish) - - II Road bridge over River Yeo. Medieval origin, probably C18 reshaping, C19 handrail. Local lias stone cut and squared, Ham stone dressings; wrot iron railings. Five arches, the outer pairs having chamfered pointed arches, the centre segmental, also chamfered; marked rise to centre; piers with curved sweeps to abutments; plain wrot iron balustrading with curved sweep braces fixed to C20 coping: on east side arches double chamfered, with diagonal cutwaters to piers. Bridge recorded by 1543, but in 1676 was 'greatly broken and decayed" (VCH, vol III, 1974). See also under Long Load C.P.

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