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HER Number:MDV18281
Name:Bow Bridge


Single-span 12C bridge carrying the highway across the River Yeo


Grid Reference:SS 717 017
Map Sheet:SS70SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishBow
DistrictMid Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishZEAL MONACHORUM

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS70SW/41

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • BRIDGE (XII - 1101 AD to 1200 AD (Between))

Full description

Biasi, S., Untitled Source (Personal Comment). SDV36473.

Bridge is not mentioned in current DoE listing although previously noted as Grade II.

Carbonell, B. M. H., 1926-1927, Bow Place-name, 295-6 (Article in Serial). SDV36472.

Bow Bridge. The bridge or 'bow' is the origin of the name of the village.

Carbonell, B. M. H. + Wauton, M., 2002, Untitled Source, 2 (Pamphlet). SDV321149.

'Bow' is said to derive its name from the single-span 12C bridge carrying the highway across the River Yeo. Early arched span bridges were known as 'bows' to distinguish them from flat 'clapper' bridges.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV321149Pamphlet: Carbonell, B. M. H. + Wauton, M.. 2002. Thirteen Centuries in Bow alias Nymet Tracey with Broadnymet. Leaflet. 2.
SDV36472Article in Serial: Carbonell, B. M. H.. 1926-1927. Bow Place-name. Devon and Cornwall Notes and Queries. 14. 295-6.
SDV36473Personal Comment: Biasi, S..

Associated Monuments

MDV13863Related to: Bow (Monument)
MDV16485Related to: Nymet Tracy (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:May 4 2006 2:41PM