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HER Number:MDV18226
Name:Lee Mill Bridge, River Yealm


Lee Mill Bridge, River Yealm, was mentioned in a document in 1414.


Grid Reference:SX 599 557
Map Sheet:SX55NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishSparkwell
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishERMINGTON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX55NE/89

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • BRIDGE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD (Between))

Full description

Ordnance Survey, 1880s, Ordnance Survey (Cartographic). SDV848.

'Leemill Bridge' over the River Yealm shown on the boundary between Plympton St Mary & Ermington parishes with parish boundary stones on the west & east sides (see PRN 46564 & PRN 2863).

Chope, R. P., 1926 - 1927, Early Bridges, 95 (Article in Serial). SDV2294.

'Lee Bridge'. An indulgence was granted in 1414 by Bishop Stafford for the repair of the bridge after it had been damaged by flood.

Henderson, C. + Jervoise, E., 1938, Old Devon Bridges, 38 (Monograph). SDV2296.

In the 19th century the bridge had two arches and was ten feet wide.

Collings, A. + Hughes, S., 2008, Archaeological Assessment of Land to the Rear of Harris Way, Lee Mill, Devon, 4, Fig 2, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 (Report - Assessment). SDV346631.

Lee Bridge is known to have been present in 1414, when it was said to have been almost destroyed by floods. An illustration in 1812 depicted it as a two-arch structure. A bridge on the site coped with increased traffic for much of the 20th century until bypassed by the A38 Expressway.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV2294Article in Serial: Chope, R. P.. 1926 - 1927. Early Bridges. Devon and Cornwall Notes and Queries. 14. Unknown. 95.
SDV2296Monograph: Henderson, C. + Jervoise, E.. 1938. Old Devon Bridges. Old Devon Bridges. Unknown. 38.
SDV346631Report - Assessment: Collings, A. + Hughes, S.. 2008. Archaeological Assessment of Land to the Rear of Harris Way, Lee Mill, Devon. Exeter Archaeology Report. 08.12. A4 Stapled + Digital. 4, Fig 2, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9.
SDV848Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880s. Ordnance Survey. 25".

Associated Monuments

MDV2863Related to: Boundary Stone, East Side of Lee Mill Bridge (Monument)
MDV46564Related to: Lee Mill Bridge, Boundary Stone (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Feb 24 2011 11:56AM