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HER Number:MDV19885
Name:Yealmpton, Yealm Bridge


Yealm Bridge mentioned in 13C with the present bridge dating from early 19C


Grid Reference:SX 590 519
Map Sheet:SX55SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishYealmpton
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishYEALMPTON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX55SE/43
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • BRIDGE (Early Medieval to XXI - 1066 AD to 2009 AD (Between))

Full description

Swete, R. J. (Revd), 564M/7/67 (Record Office Collection). SDV144793.

Illustrations by Swete.

Hoskins, W. G., 1954, A New Survey of England: Devon, 147 (Monograph). SDV17562.

Yealmbridge appears in a record of 1249.

Department for Culture, Media and Sport, 1984, Yealmpton, LBS No 100514 (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV324115.

Yealm Bridge over River Yealm. Early 19C. Ashlar. Single span with wide segmental arch. Small flood arch at west end. Parapet with plain coping. Pilasters piers at the ends of the abutments. The bridge was recorded in 1809 as being "very old" and having three arches and therefore the present bridge must be post 1809. Reference. C. Henderson and E. Jervoise - Old Devon Bridges, page 22.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV144793Record Office Collection: Swete, R. J. (Revd). 564M/7/67. 564M.
SDV17562Monograph: Hoskins, W. G.. 1954. A New Survey of England: Devon. A New Survey of England: Devon. A5 Hardback. 147.
SDV324115List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: Department for Culture, Media and Sport. 1984. Yealmpton. Historic Houses Register. Website. LBS No 100514.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Mar 15 2006 10:03AM