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HER Number:MDV123098
Name:Fitzford Bridge, Tavistock


Road bridge over the Tavistock Canal. Reconstructed in 1904.


Grid Reference:SX 475 738
Map Sheet:SX47SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishTavistock
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishTAVISTOCK

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • CANAL BRIDGE (Constructed, XVIII to XIX - 1800 AD? to 1817 AD (Between))

Full description

Ordnance Survey, 1880-1899, First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map (Cartographic). SDV336179.

The late 19th century historic map shows the bridge over the (now disused) canal. 'Fitzford Gateway' marked just to the north.

Waterhouse, R., 2017, The Tavistock Canal. Its History and Archaeology, 319, 345 figs 10.7, 10.47 (Monograph). SDV361789.

Fitzford Bridge was reconstructed in 1904 (photograph included shows it before the reconstruction work).
Waterhouse includes Bedford Estate proposal drawings for 1903 reconstruction of the bridge, along with his survey drawings of the structure for comparison.

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

Map is shown on the modern mapping.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV360652Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2018. MasterMap 2018. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #113601 ]
SDV361789Monograph: Waterhouse, R.. 2017. The Tavistock Canal. Its History and Archaeology. The Tavistock Canal. Its History and Archaeology. Paperback Volume. 319, 345 figs 10.7, 10.47.

Associated Monuments

MDV4067Related to: Tavistock Canal, Northern Section (Monument)
MDV75619Related to: The Meadows Pleasure Ground, Tavistock (Monument)
MDV3949Related to: The Old West Bridge (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Jan 10 2019 4:18PM