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Glanworth Bridge, Glanworth, County Cork
20809008
North elevation.
Reg. No.20809008
Date1600 - 1650
Previous NameN/A
TownlandBALLYQUANE
CountyCounty Cork
Coordinates175883, 103986
Categories of Special InterestARCHITECTURAL ARCHAEOLOGICAL SOCIAL TECHNICAL
RatingNational
Original Usebridge
In Use Asbridge
 
Description
Thirteen-arch slightly hump-backed limestone road bridge over River Funshion, built c.1625, having narrow, unwidened carriageway of 3 metres. Westernmost arch obscured by modern build-up of ground. Random rubble limestone construction, having narrow dressed limestone voussoirs to round arches. Piers built on rock outcropping in river bed. Corbels for support of form work during construction to springing of arches. Rubble limestone V-plan cut-waters to north side. Rubble limestone parapets with remains of vertical stone copings.

Appraisal

This fine limestone bridge spans the River Funshion, close to medieval Glanworth Castle. Its considerable length and well-made round arches make this an impressive crossing of the river. The narrow carriageway is distinctive and a relatively rare example of an unwidened bridge, at just three metres wide. The early date suggested for this bridge lends it considerable importance.
 
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