SX1059 : Lostwithiel mediaeval bridge: View westwards

taken 21 days ago, near to Lostwithiel, Cornwall, Great Britain

Lostwithiel mediaeval bridge: View westwards
Lostwithiel mediaeval bridge: View westwards
Looking westwards over the southern parapet of the Grade I listed LinkExternal link mediaeval bridge towards the town of Lostwithiel. The bridge spans the River Fowey and was until the railway bridge was built, the southernmost bridge over that river. This bridge dates from the C15th although it may have foundations going back to Roman times when it is thought that the river was first bridged here.
See also SX1059 : Lostwithiel: The old bridge for the view from the opposite bank.
River Fowey
The River Fowey ( Cornish: Fowi) is a river in Cornwall.
It rises at Fowey Well (originally Cornish: Fenten Fowi, meaning spring of the river Fowey) about 1-mile north-west of Brown Willy on Bodmin Moor, not far from one of its tributaries rising at Dozmary Pool and Colliford Lake, passes Lanhydrock House, Restormel Castle and Lostwithiel, then broadens at Milltown before joining the English Channel at Fowey. The estuary is called Uzell (Cornish: Usel, meaning howling place). It is only navigable by larger craft for the last 7 miles. There is a ferry between Fowey and Bodinnick. The first road crossing going upstream is in Lostwithiel. The river has seven tributaries, the largest being the River Lerryn. The section of the Fowey Valley between Doublebois and Bodmin Parkway railway station is known as the Glynn Valley (Cornish: Glyn, meaning deep wooded valley). The valley is the route of both the A38 trunk road and the railway line (built by the Cornwall Railway in 1859).
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Date Taken
Saturday, 24 February, 2018   (more nearby)
Monday, 26 February, 2018
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Rivers, Streams, Drainage  Roads, Road transport  City, Town centre 
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OSGB36: geotagged! SX 106 597 [100m precision]
WGS84: 50:24.4375N 4:40.0090W
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West-southwest (about 247 degrees)
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