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HER Number:MDV114186
Name:Fingle Bridge Inn, Chagford


The tearooms and accommodation known as the Angler's Rest dates to 1957, replacing an earlier, ramshackle structure that had provided refreshments on the site since 1897. Since this time the building has been extended a number of times.


Grid Reference:SX 743 899
Map Sheet:SX78NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDrewsteignton
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishMORETONHAMPSTEAD

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • INN (Built, XX - 1957 AD to 1957 AD (Between))

Full description

Quick, T., 1992, Dartmoor Inns, 2 (Monograph). SDV359976.

The Anglers Rest at Fingle Bridge was built in 1957 but there has been a refreshment establishment on this site for nearly 100 years. The thatched 'Old Mill' was situated 300 yards further downstream but was unfortunately destroyed by fire in 1894. In 1897 Mrs Jessie Ashplant started selling teas after a suggestion from the Reverend of Drewsteignton that something should replace the Old Mill. For 10 years she traded in the open air before her tea shelter was opened in 1907.

Rice, I., 2002, The Book of Chagford. A Town Apart, 138 (Monograph). SDV356605.

The tearooms and accommodation at the Angler's Rest, Fingle Bridge, date to after the First World War, replacing an earlier, ramshackle structure. Since this time the building has been extended a number of times. Image from 1926.

Ordnance Survey, 2016, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV359352.

Now known as the Fingle Bridge Inn. Building is depicted on the modern mapping.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV356605Monograph: Rice, I.. 2002. The Book of Chagford. A Town Apart. The Book of Chagford. Hardback Volume. 138.
SDV359352Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2016. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #73520 ]
SDV359976Monograph: Quick, T.. 1992. Dartmoor Inns. Dartmoor Inns. Paperback Volume. 2.

Associated Monuments

MDV8240Related to: Fingle Bridge (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Jan 10 2017 3:55PM