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HER Number:MDV3042
Name:Bridge south-east of Glazebrook Lodge, Ugborough


A single arch granite road bridge over Glaze Brook dated to the mid-19th century.


Grid Reference:SX 691 589
Map Sheet:SX65NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishSouth Brent
Civil ParishUgborough
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishUGBOROUGH

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX65NE/126
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II): 99339

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • ROAD BRIDGE (Built, XIX - 1835 AD to 1875 AD (Between))

Full description

Robinson, R., Ugborough (Worksheet). SDV160162.

Road bridge over Glaze Brook on the parish boundary with South Brent. The bridge carries the lane that formerly ran from the Carew Arms road junction to the old Exeter-Plymouth road at a point known as Beggars Bush in South Brent. This lane was a continuation of the old road which comes down the ridgeway at sign of The Owl Cross, one of the oldest roads in the district. The bridge and lane at Beggars Bush are now disused owing to the A38 development in 1973. Single arch, segmental with a span of 10 feet 9 inches, the road width between parapets being 13 feet 3 inches (Devon County Council, County Engineer). The centre of the arch is about 12 feet above the normal level of the water. The parapets are about 11 inches wide and stand about 2 feet 10 inches above the present level of the road surface. All in fairly rough stone (probably granite).

Robinson, R., 1978, South Brent (Worksheet). SDV160163.

A single arch bridge, the rounded arch being constructed of dressed granite while the remainder of slate rubble. Width of tarmac roadway 4 meters, the span of the arch about 3.5 meters, while the parapet is 0.8 - 0.9 meters high, 0.3 meters wide. The bridge has never been a county bridge. A date of 1833 may be inferred from a record from Ugborough Parish vestry meetings in which seven parishioners agree to bear half the expense of building a bridge over the brook called Glaze Brook situated between the parishes of Ugborough and South Brent.

Department of Environment, 1986, South Brent, 45 (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV178295.

Road bridge over the stream (Glaze Brook). Circa early mid 19th century. Small hump-back stone rubble bridge with dressed granite segmental arch. Parapets with roughly hewn granite coping.

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

Sources / Further Reading

SDV160162Worksheet: Robinson, R.. Ugborough. Parish Checklist. Unknown.
SDV160163Worksheet: Robinson, R.. 1978. South Brent. Parish Checklist. Unknown.
SDV178295List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: Department of Environment. 1986. South Brent. Historic Houses Register. A4 Spiral Bound. 45.
SDV344030Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2010. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #86861 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV3041Related to: Glazebrook Bridge, South Brent (Monument)
MDV27793Related to: INSCRIBED STONE in the Parish of South Brent, Ugborough (Monument)
MDV102932Related to: Weir south of Glazebrook Lodge (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Jun 14 2016 11:06AM