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HER Number:MDV24508
Name:Tidcombe Bridge, Grand Western Canal, Tidcombe


Road bridge over the Grand Western Canal at Tidcombe, probably 1810-14 contemporary with canal.


Grid Reference:SS 973 122
Map Sheet:SS91SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishTiverton
DistrictMid Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishTIVERTON

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS91SE/247
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II): 485428

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • CANAL BRIDGE (XIX - 1810 AD to 1814 AD (Between))

Full description

Department of Environment, 1972, Tiverton, 56 (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV52494.

Tidcombe Bridge, Tidcombe Lane, Tidcombe.(over Grand Western Canal). Probably 1810-14 contemporary with canal. Ashlar masonry, one elliptical arch, rounded cope to parapets which are curved on plan, spreading at approaches.

Cox, J., 1993, Untitled Source, 12 (Un-published). SDV37585.

Other details: In Sampford Peverell parish file.

Dodd, D., 2006, Historic Buildings and Structures Along the Waterways: Grand Western Canal in Devon, 6 (Report - Interim). SDV351654.

Stone bridge, classic John Rennie structure.

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

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

Road bridge over canal. Probably 1810-14 contemporary with the construction of the Great Western Canal. Volcanic agglomerate ashlar with parapet string and hogs-back parapet. Single span with elliptical arch, the bridge has two opposing segmental arches on plan, and with the walls slightly battered.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV348725Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2012. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #84683 ]
SDV348729National Heritage List for England: English Heritage. 2012. National Heritage List for England. Website.
SDV351654Report - Interim: Dodd, D.. 2006. Historic Buildings and Structures Along the Waterways: Grand Western Canal in Devon. A4 Stapled + Digital. 6.
SDV37585Un-published: Cox, J.. 1993. The History of the Grand Western Canal. A4 Stapled. 12.
SDV52494List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: Department of Environment. 1972. Tiverton. Historic Houses Register. Unknown. 56.

Associated Monuments

MDV1497Related to: Grand Western Canal, Tiverton to Somerset Border (Monument)
MDV25744Related to: Hut circle outside enclosure west of Zeal Hill (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Feb 17 2015 3:16PM