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RAIL BRIDGE OVER THE RIVER PARRETT

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.

Name: RAIL BRIDGE OVER THE RIVER PARRETT

List entry Number: 1297139

Location

RAIL BRIDGE OVER THE RIVER PARRETT, WEST QUAY

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

County: Somerset

District: Sedgemoor

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Bridgwater

National Park: N/A

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 31-Jan-1994

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 374024

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History

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Details

BRIDGWATER

ST2937SE WEST QUAY 736-1/10/207 (East side) Rail bridge over the River Parrett

II*

Telescopic rail bridge. 1871. Cast-iron and steel. Designed to extend the Bristol and Exeter Railway across the River Parrett to the coal yard and harbour while allowing sailing vessels to continue up the river to the town bridge. The central portion could be rolled back on to the east bank. Motive power was provided by a steam engine located in a small brick building at the eastern end, now removed. Part of the railway line remains on the west bank. A rare example. (The Batsford Guide: Buchanan C A: The Guide to the Archaeology of Central and Southern England: 1980-: 116; VCH: Somerset: London: 1992-: 195).

Listing NGR: ST2999737420

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Buchanan, , Buchanan, , Batsford Guide to Industrial Archaeology Central Southern England, (1980), 116
Dunning, R W, The Victoria History of the County of Somerset, (1992), 195

National Grid Reference: ST 29997 37420

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