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HER Number:MDV22987
Name:Wall at Union Bridge, Newton Abbot


Medieval arch in the wall to the southeast of Union Bridge in Back Road.


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/178
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, SX87SE30 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV338371.

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

Wall with arch adjoining Union Bridge (formerly listed as old wall with medieval arch), Back Road. Late medieval stone wall with blocked medieval arched opening, now concealed by creeper, and steps leading down to the River Lemon.

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

Twenty metres south-east of the Union Bridge is a section of 19th century wall and a medieval arch with steps down to the river.

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.

Wall with arch adjoining Union Bridge. Formerly known as: Old wall with mediaeval arch Backroad Teignbridge. Wall with arch. The granite or hard sandstone arch is medieval, the rubblestone wall is 19th century with 20th century repairs. A small plaque to the north of the parapet of the bridge (qv) states that the walls bordering the River Lemon were raised in 1982. The arch, now blocked, set in a wall extending approx. 20 metres south-east of the bridge, has a shallow pointed arch and shallow moulding. 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.
SDV338371Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. SX87SE30. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
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

MDV22986Related to: Union Bridge, Back Road, Newton Abbot (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

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

Date Last Edited:Nov 22 2018 12:18PM