Description: Slaughterbridge 500 Metres to South East of Worthy Manor
Date Listed: 13 January 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 68478
OS Grid Reference: SX1092785517
OS Grid Coordinates: 210927, 85517
Latitude/Longitude: 50.6386, -4.6753
SX 18 NW
2/34 MINSTER Slaughter bridge 500 metres to south
- east of Worthyvale Manor
Roadbridge over River Camel. Probably C18. Slate stone rubble and granite. Central span with 2 narrower spans flanking, all 3 with roughly cut granite lintels. 2 stone rubble cutwaters. The slate stone rubble parapets have been partly renewed and are splayed over the abutments.
Traditionally associated with the site of King Arthur's last battle. King Arthur's stone which probably commemorates Catinus, son of Magarus is sited nearby at SX109856 and is scheduled as an Ancient Monument.
The name may derive from the word 'slohtre' meaning a marsh or muddy place.
Henderson, C. and Coates, H. Old Cornish Bridges and Streams, 1928 reprinted 1972.
Canner, A. C. The Parish of Tintagel, some historical notes, 1982.
Source: English Heritage
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