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HER Number:MDV123096
Name:Bridges over the Canal in the grounds of Tavistock Abbey


Two of three remaining arched bridges built over the canal.


Grid Reference:SX 481 743
Map Sheet:SX47SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishTavistock
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishTAVISTOCK

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • CANAL BRIDGE (Constructed, XIX - 1803 AD to 1817 AD (Between))

Full description

Waterhouse, R., 2017, The Tavistock Canal. Its History and Archaeology, 317, 344, fig 10.45 (Monograph). SDV361789.

The main line of Tavistock Canal bends sharply after Abbey Weir, then diverges slowly from the river, heading in a straight line in a south-westerly direction for 270 metres. It divided several gardens, some of which were reconnected by arched bridges over the canal, three of which survive.
Survey drawings of the bridges supplied.

Ordnance Survey, 2018, MasterMap 2018 (Cartographic). SDV360652.

Footbridges are depicted on the modern mapping.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV360652Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2018. MasterMap 2018. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #113598 ]
SDV361789Monograph: Waterhouse, R.. 2017. The Tavistock Canal. Its History and Archaeology. The Tavistock Canal. Its History and Archaeology. Paperback Volume. 317, 344, fig 10.45.

Associated Monuments

MDV123232Part of: Tavistock Canal, Main record (Monument)
MDV4067Part of: Tavistock Canal, Northern Section (Monument)
MDV16917Related to: Abbey Bridge, Tavistock (Building)
MDV3919Related to: Tavistock Abbey (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Jan 10 2019 4:02PM