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List Entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.


List entry Number: 1219394



The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.


District: Cornwall

District Type: Unitary Authority

Parish: Lezant

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: I

Date first listed: 01-Dec-1951

Date of most recent amendment: 11-May-1989

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 393586

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LEZANT A.384 SX 38 SE 4/36 Greystone Bridge (that part in Lezant CP) 1.12.51 Formerly listed as Greystones Bridge (the part in Launceston R D)


Bridge over river Tamar. 1439 with later repairs. Roughly coursed slate stone with mainly granite coping and dressings. 4 segmental arches to river with 2 flood-water arches to bank on each side. Arches to river are recessed with single chamfering and double ring of voussoirs; chamfered imposts and plain string course, stepped over inner extra arch on Cornish bank, south side. Arches to bank are flush with single order of voussoirs. Long abutments and 5 triangular cutwaters/pedestrian refuges. The roadway was formerly paved. Spans the River Tamar, which here forms the county boundary with Devon. Bishop lacy of Exeter granted an indulgence to all those contributing towards the cost of the bridge. Probably by the same builder as Horse Bridge, Stoke Climsland CP (qv). Scheduled Ancient Monument, County No 69; (BOE. p. 100; M G V Balchin, The Cornish Landscape (1983), p. 178p pl 43; E M Jope, 'Cornish Houses, 1400-1700' in E M Jope(ed), Studies in Building History). Old Cornish Bridges; C Henderson & H Coates 1928 p. 49.

Listing NGR: SX3683480342

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Balchin, WGV, The Cornish Landscape, (1983), 178
Henderson, C, Coates, H, Old Cornish Bridges and Streams, (1928), 49
Jope, E M, Studies in Building History Cornish Houses 1400-1700, (1961)

National Grid Reference: SX 36834 80342


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