SX2960 : Roundhouse

taken 3 years ago, near to Bylane End, Cornwall, Great Britain

Roundhouse
Roundhouse
Hmm, I've seen rounder. A wider version of the scene in SX2960 : Springtime at the Roundhouse Bridge, which says that the building dates from 1894. The 1882 1:2500 map appears to show a rounder structure here, a lodge, so perhaps this inherited the name if not the shape. It may have been the lower lodge for Coldrenick House, since an 1808 advertisement for the house mentions that its lodge "adjoins the turnpike road from {Torpoint} to Liskeard" LinkExternal link .

This view looks from the A38 along its former course, with the parapets of Roundhouse Bridge where it crosses the River Seaton. The 1882 map shows this as the course of the main road, and names the bridge as "Pucklepit Bridge", while a 1907 map has "Roundhouse Bridge". So it's possible that the bridge changed its name about the time the house changed shape, perhaps to reflect what had been there before.
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 10 September, 2014   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 13 September, 2014
Geographical Context
Lowlands  Housing, Dwellings  Roads, Road transport  Woodland, Forest 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SX 2952 6065 [10m precision]
WGS84: 50:25.2544N 4:24.0726W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SX 2945 6063
View Direction
East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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House  Main Road (Former)  Site of Lodge  Bridge Parapets  Trees 

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