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HER Number:MDV2349
Name:Marchant's Bridge, Meavy


Marchant's bridge. On the direct line of the road there are stepping stones and a ford, both still in use.


Grid Reference:SX 545 669
Map Sheet:SX56NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishMeavy
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishMEAVEY

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX56NW/37

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • BRIDGE (XIX - 1840 AD to 1880 AD (Between))
  • FORD (XIX - 1840 AD to 1840 AD (Pre))

Full description

Devon County Council, 1838-1848, Tithe Mosaic, approximately 1838-1848 (Cartographic). SDV349431.

The fording point must pre-date the 1840s, when the Tithe Map shows the road crossing here, although does not depict the ford/stepping stones.

Ordnance Survey, 1880-1899, First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map (Cartographic). SDV336179.

'Meavy Ford' and 'Stone' depicted on the late 19th century map.

Worth, R. H., 1949, The Moorstone Age, Part 1, 323 (Article in Serial). SDV274816.

Marchant's Bridge. On the direct line of the road there are stepping stones and a ford, both still in use. The road was diverted later to a point 76 meters above the ford and an arched bridge of the pack horse type was constructed.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV274816Article in Serial: Worth, R. H.. 1949. The Moorstone Age, Part 1. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 81. A5 Hardback. 323.
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV349431Cartographic: Devon County Council. 1838-1848. Tithe Mosaic, approximately 1838-1848. Digitised Tithe Map. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV99759Related to: Higher Meavy Bridge (Monument)
MDV2350Related to: Mould stone found near Marchant's Bridge (Find Spot)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Jun 14 2016 10:36AM