Yeolmbridge

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Yeolmbridge
Yeolmbridge is located in Cornwall
Yeolmbridge
Yeolmbridge
Yeolmbridge shown within Cornwall
OS grid reference SX317874
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Ceremonial county
Region
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town LAUNCESTON
Postcode district PL15
Dialling code 01566
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50°39′43″N 4°22′54″W / 50.6620°N 4.3818°W / 50.6620; -4.3818Coordinates: 50°39′43″N 4°22′54″W / 50.6620°N 4.3818°W / 50.6620; -4.3818

Yeolmbridge is a village in Cornwall, historically in Devon, two and a half miles north of Launceston.[1]

Yeolm Bridge over the River Ottery is Grade I listed and a Scheduled Ancient Monument. Built about 1350, it is considered the oldest surviving and best built of medieval Cornish bridges. Nikolaus Pevsner described it as Cornwall's "most ambitious" bridge.[2]

Yeolmbridge Quarry SSSI is 250 m to the east of the village. The quarry is designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest and a Geological Conservation Review (GCR) site, as the type–locality of the Yeolmbridge Formation; a black shale which shows the DevonianCarboniferous boundary around 359 million years ago with a sequence of fossils.[3]

Notable people[edit]

  • Joan Rendell, an English historian, writer and phillumenist, was resident at Yeolmbridge in the latter part of her life.

References[edit]

Yeolm Bridge