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HER Number:MDV2860
Name:Langham Bridge, Cornwood


Langham Bridge; a road bridge over the River Yealm, built in the 17th or 18th century.


Grid Reference:SX 608 591
Map Sheet:SX65NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishCornwood
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishCORNWOOD

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX65NW/25
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II): 99166

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • ROAD BRIDGE (Built, XVI to XVIII - 1600 AD to 1799 AD (Between))

Full description

Copeland, G. W., 1944, Thirteenth Report of the Plymouth and District Branch, 101-102 (Article in Serial). SDV148767.

Langham bridge across the Yealm; an ancient two-arched structure, each round-headed arch being of two orders, the outer one chamfered. Up and down stream are triangular cutwaters and shelters.

Department of Environment, 1984, Cornwood, 24 (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV148766.

Road bridge over the River Yealm dating to around the 17th or 18th century, widened in the 19th century. Granite ashlar bridge on the skew. Two round arches with ring arches and cutwater between on both sides. Parapet with refuges, above the cutwater, which contain small granite seats. The parapets have chamfered coping and are splayed over abutments. (Department of Environment citing Henderson + Jervoise 'Old Devon Bridges').

Ordnance Survey, 2010, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV344030.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV148766List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: Department of Environment. 1984. Cornwood. Historic Houses Register. A4 Comb Bound. 24.
SDV148767Article in Serial: Copeland, G. W.. 1944. Thirteenth Report of the Plymouth and District Branch. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 76. Paperback Volume. 101-102.
SDV344030Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2010. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #86128 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV77383Related to: Bridge Farm, Cornwood (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Jun 14 2016 11:05AM