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HER Number:MDV17131
Name:Creedy Bridge

Summary

Creedy Bridge mentioned in the 10th century and located at the meeting of four parishes

Location

Grid Reference:SS 846 011
Map Sheet:SS80SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishCrediton
Civil ParishSandford
Civil ParishShobrooke
Civil ParishUpton Hellions
DistrictMid Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishCREDITON
Ecclesiastical ParishSANDFORD
Ecclesiastical ParishSHOBROOKE
Ecclesiastical ParishUPTON HELLIONS

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS80SW/24

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • BRIDGE (VIII to Post Medieval - 701 AD to 1750 AD (Between))

Full description

Swete, R. J. (Revd), 1792-1801, 564M 'Picturesque Sketches of Devon' by Reverend John Swete, 564M/13/167 (Record Office Collection). SDV337942.

Illustrations by Swete.


Davidson, J. B., 1882, On Some Further Documents Relating to Credition Minster, 266 (Article in Serial). SDV57916.


Rose-Troup, F., 1942, Crediton Charters of the Tenth Century, 237-61 (Article in Serial). SDV38133.

The site of Creedy Bridge was an important landmark in the drawing up of the boundary of Cridie in a Charter of 739 and of other boundaries in 10th century Charters of Crediton.


Finberg, H. P. R., 1953, Untitled Source, 8-10,13 (Monograph). SDV52742.


Finberg, H. P. R., 1968, Some Crediton documents re-examined with some observations on the criticism of Anglo-Saxon charters, 58-77 (Article in Serial). SDV38145.

Finberg refers to site of Creedy Bridge as landmark in drawing up of the three 10th century Sandford Charters and of the bounds of "Creedy-land" in about 1000 AD.


Godfrey, E., 1969, Notes on Dawlish Parish and its Churchwardens' Accounts, 35 (Article in Serial). SDV303677.

Creedy Bridge. There is a reference to this bridge being repaired in 1618, money being contributed by Dawlish Parish.


Hooke, D., 1990, Studies on Devon Charter Boundaries, 201-4 (Article in Serial). SDV140514.

Known as Creedy Bridge in 997. Other details: Figs 2-3.


Turton, S. D. + Weddell, P. J., 1993, Archaeological assessment of SWW Crediton area water supply: Stage II, 4 (Report - Assessment). SDV337624.


Exeter Archaeology, 2000, Archaeological Assessment of SWWL Mid Devon Water Mains Rehabilitation Schemes (Overall Route), 10 (Report - Assessment). SDV321183.


Gillard, M., 2005, Site at Red Cross Hill, Crediton: results of an archaeological evaluation excavation (Report - Evaluation). SDV337625.

Other details: Appendix 2.


Exeter Archaeology, 2006, Archaeological assessment of a proposed college site to the east of Exhibition Road, Crediton, 9 (Report - Assessment). SDV337881.

Mention of a bridge in the Sandford Charter of 997.
N.B. The reference wrongly identifies this as a Listed Grade II structure. The listed bridge is Lower Creedy Bridge to the north at SS83940239.


Ordnance Survey, 2006, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV324628.

This crossing of the River Creedy is at the meeting of the four parishes of Sandford, Upton Hellions, Shobrooke & Crediton which would suggest an important historic landmark.


Smalley, R., 2015, Land at Creedy Bridge, Crediton (Report - Assessment). SDV359822.

The assessment considers land, approximately 31 hectares in extent, at Creedy Bridge, Crediton, which is being considered for residential development.

This crossing of the River Creedy may have Saxon or Early-Medieval origins.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV140514Article in Serial: Hooke, D.. 1990. Studies on Devon Charter Boundaries. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 122. A5 Paperback. 201-4.
SDV303677Article in Serial: Godfrey, E.. 1969. Notes on Dawlish Parish and its Churchwardens' Accounts. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 101. A5 Hardback. 35.
SDV321183Report - Assessment: Exeter Archaeology. 2000. Archaeological Assessment of SWWL Mid Devon Water Mains Rehabilitation Schemes (Overall Route). Exeter Archaeology Report. 00.21. A4 Stapled + Digital. 10.
SDV324628Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2006. MasterMap. MasterMap. Digital.
SDV337624Report - Assessment: Turton, S. D. + Weddell, P. J.. 1993. Archaeological assessment of SWW Crediton area water supply: Stage II. Exeter Museums Archaeological Field Unit Report. 93.79. A4 Stapled + Digital. 4.
SDV337625Report - Evaluation: Gillard, M.. 2005. Site at Red Cross Hill, Crediton: results of an archaeological evaluation excavation. Southwest Archaeology Report. 051125. A4 stapled + Digital.
SDV337881Report - Assessment: Exeter Archaeology. 2006. Archaeological assessment of a proposed college site to the east of Exhibition Road, Crediton. Exeter Archaeology Report. 06.72. A4 Stapled + Digital. 9.
SDV337942Record Office Collection: Swete, R. J. (Revd). 1792-1801. 564M 'Picturesque Sketches of Devon' by Reverend John Swete. Devon Record Office Collection. Unknown + Digital. 564M/13/167.
SDV359822Report - Assessment: Smalley, R.. 2015. Land at Creedy Bridge, Crediton. CgMs Consulting. RAJS/20085. Digital.
SDV38133Article in Serial: Rose-Troup, F.. 1942. Crediton Charters of the Tenth Century. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 74. A5 Hardback. 237-61.
SDV38145Article in Serial: Finberg, H. P. R.. 1968. Some Crediton documents re-examined with some observations on the criticism of Anglo-Saxon charters. Antiquaries Journal. 48. Unknown. 58-77.
SDV52742Monograph: Finberg, H. P. R.. 1953. The Early Charters of Devon and Cornwall. Unknown. 8-10,13.
SDV57916Article in Serial: Davidson, J. B.. 1882. On Some Further Documents Relating to Credition Minster. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 14. A5 Hardback. 266.

Associated Monuments

MDV73229Related to: Boundary Stone on Old Tiverton Road (Monument)
MDV1131Related to: Colebrook Ford (Monument)
MDV40788Related to: Lower Creedy Bridge (Building)
MDV17735Related to: Old Tiverton Road (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV4145 - Red Cross Hill, Crediton
  • EDV4176 - College Site to the east of Exhibition Road in Crediton
  • EDV7104 - Desk Based Assessment, Land at Creedy Bridge, Crediton (Ref: RAJS/20085)

Date Last Edited:Oct 14 2016 10:57AM