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HER Number:MDV22986
Name:Union Bridge, Back Road, Newton Abbot


Union Bridge taking Back Road over the River Lemon in Newton Abbot, dated 1822.


Grid Reference:SX 856 712
Map Sheet:SX87SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishNewton Abbot
Ecclesiastical ParishWOLBOROUGH

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX87SE/177
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • BRIDGE (XIX - 1801 AD to 1900 AD (Between))

Full description

Department of Environment, 1983, Newton Abbot, 1 (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV298253.

Union Bridge, Back Road, Newton Abbot Dated 1822. Stone rubble footbridge with ashlar elliptical arch and ashlar coping.

Exeter Archaeology, 2001, Archaeological Assessment of Proposed Redevelopment at Wolborough Street, Newton Abbot, 2 (Report - Assessment). SDV310051.

At the northern end of Back Road is the Union Bridge dated 1822. It is constructed of limestone ashlar with segmental arches and a rubblestone parapet.

Oakey, N. J., 2004, Bradley Lane, Newton Abbot: Desk Based Assessment, 20 (Report - Assessment). SDV338211.

Other details: Fig 3.

Ordnance Survey, 2012, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV348725.

English Heritage, 2012, National Heritage List for England (National Heritage List for England). SDV348729.

Union Bridge, Back Road. Bridge over the River Lemon. Dated 1822. Limestone ashlar segmental-arched intrados and jambs, rubblestone parapet with pointed Devon limestone coping and a cast-iron plaque with the date and name of the bridge. A small plaque to the north end states that the rubblestone walls flanking the river were raised in 1982. Date first listed: 16th July 1949.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV298253List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: Department of Environment. 1983. Newton Abbot. Historic Houses Register. A4 Spiral Bound. 1.
SDV310051Report - Assessment: Exeter Archaeology. 2001. Archaeological Assessment of Proposed Redevelopment at Wolborough Street, Newton Abbot. Exeter Archaeology. 01.07. A4 Stapled + Digital. 2.
SDV338211Report - Assessment: Oakey, N. J.. 2004. Bradley Lane, Newton Abbot: Desk Based Assessment. Archaeological Investigations Ltd. 646. A4 Stapled + Digital. 20.
SDV348725Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2012. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital).
SDV348729National Heritage List for England: English Heritage. 2012. National Heritage List for England. Website.

Associated Monuments

MDV22987Related to: Wall at Union Bridge, Newton Abbot (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV4206 - Bradley Lane Assessment
  • EDV756 - Wolborough Street Redevelopment

Date Last Edited:Sep 6 2018 11:16AM