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HER Number:MDV18567
Name:Stoney Bridge


Stone rubble road bridge over River Axe, with two semi-circular arches, late 18th or early 19th century.


Grid Reference:SY 294 987
Map Sheet:SY29NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishAxminster
DistrictEast Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishAXMINSTER

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SY29NE/51
  • Old Listed Building Ref: 87604

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • BRIDGE (XVIII to XIX - 1701 AD to 1900 AD (Between))

Full description

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV118274.

Pulman, g. P. R. /the book of the axe/(1875)583,619-621.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV118275.

Henderson, c. + jervoise, e. /old devon bridges/(1938)75-76.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV118276.

Chope, r. B. /dcnq/14(1926-1927)94/early bridges.

SIC, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV3038.

Stony bridge, formerly wonforde bridge, at the foot of castle hill in axminster. It was washed away in 1334 and bishop stapledon gave ten pounds for its rebuilding. A document of 1334 urges that it be maintained by open alms. The present stony bridge erected in early 19th century, a few yards above the old one whose foundations are still visible when the river level is low (pulman). Wonforde, alias stony bridge, has two semi-circular arches (henderson + jervoise). Bequest made under the will of bishop stapledon of 1326 for the building of wonforde (sic) bridge (chope).

Ordnance Survey, 2014, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV355681.

English Heritage, 2014, National Heritage List for England (National Heritage List for England). SDV355683.

Circa late C18 or early C19 stone rubble road bridge over River Axe. Two semi-circular arches. Low cutwaters each side with set-offs. Parapet curved at ends and with stone coping.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV118274Migrated Record:
SDV118275Migrated Record:
SDV118276Migrated Record:
SDV3038Migrated Record: SIC.
SDV355681Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2014. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #82276 ]
SDV355683National Heritage List for England: English Heritage. 2014. National Heritage List for England. Historic Houses Register. Website.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Jan 28 2014 8:53AM