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HER Number:MDV13154
Name:Brent Mill Bridge, South Brent

Summary

Brent Mill Bridge a 17th or 18th century granite arched packhorse bridge over the River Avon.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 697 595
Map Sheet:SX65NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishSouth Brent
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishSOUTH BRENT

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX65NE/236
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • PACKHORSE BRIDGE (Built, XVI to XVIII - 1600 AD to 1799 AD (Between))

Full description

Unknown, Parish Checklist (Worksheet). SDV144335.

Brent Mill Bridge. Extant. Stone built. Widened. Possible packhorse bridge. County bridge. Noted by Leland in 1530. Further details on worksheet.


Henderson, C. + Jervoise, E., 1938, Old Devon Bridges, 25 (Monograph). SDV2296.


Department of Environment, 1986, South Brent, 53 (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV178295.

Road bridge over the River Avon. 17C or 18C pack-harse bridge widened on north side in 18C. Granite rubble with dressed granite arches. Large round main arch with smaller flood arch to west, both recesses have recessed arch rings. Parapets with chamfered granite coping. One later cutwater on both upstream and downstream sides with refuges in parapet above. James Green the County Surveyor recorded the bridge in 1809 as it is today, therefore the widening is probably 18C and the bridge may be 17C.


Swete, J. (ed. Gray T. + Rowe, M.), 2000, Travels in Georgian Devon. The Illustrated Journals of the Reverend John Swete. Vol. 4, 22, 23 (Monograph). SDV339713.

Swete's illustration of Brent Bridge, dated 1797, shows two arche, a main central arch and a smaller side arch, with a cut water between.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV144335Worksheet: Unknown. Parish Checklist. Parish Checklist.
SDV178295List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: Department of Environment. 1986. South Brent. Historic Houses Register. A4 Spiral Bound. 53.
SDV2296Monograph: Henderson, C. + Jervoise, E.. 1938. Old Devon Bridges. Old Devon Bridges. Unknown. 25.
SDV339713Monograph: Swete, J. (ed. Gray T. + Rowe, M.). 2000. Travels in Georgian Devon. The Illustrated Journals of the Reverend John Swete. Vol. 4. Travels in Georgian Devon. The Illustrated Journals of the Reverend John Sw. 4. Hardback Volume. 22, 23.

Associated Monuments

MDV121127Related to: 3 Avondale Walk, Brent Mill (Building)
MDV121125Related to: Almshouse Cottage, Brent Mill (Building)
MDV121123Related to: Avon Cottage, Brentmill Bridge (Building)
MDV13158Related to: INSCRIBED STONE in the Parish of South Brent (Monument)
MDV27795Related to: INSCRIBED STONE in the Parish of South Brent (Monument)
MDV13157Related to: Road bridge over the River Avon at Brent Mill (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Feb 23 2018 1:27PM