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HER Number:MDV3045
Name:Pennaton Bridge


Simple road bridge over Glaze Brook, which is likely to been constructed in the early 19th century.


Grid Reference:SX 684 592
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/129
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II): 99344

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • ROAD BRIDGE (Built, XVIII to XIX - 1800 AD to 1850 AD (Between))

Full description

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

Pennaton Bridge over the Glaze Brook, along the Ugborough South Brent Road. Pennaton Bridge is built in random stone; single arch, segmental, with a span of 4.0 meters, the width of road between parapets is 2.870 meters. The parapets are 0.76 meters high and have granite copings. The arch segment is not high, the centre of the arch being about 1.5 meters above normal water level. Probable that this minor lane crossed the river by ford until the late 18th century. The bridge has the general appearance of being 18th century in date.

Robinson, R., 1977-1979, South Brent Parish Checklist Worksheets (Worksheet). SDV340722.

A simple bridge with a single round arch built of dressed granite, the remainder including parapet largely built of slate rubble, with dressed granite coping stones. There is no date stone, and no signs of widening or alteration. Width of roadway (tarmac) 3.0 meters, span of bridge 3.9 meters, parapet height 0.7 meters, width 0.25 meters. Pennaton has not been a county bridge.

Department of Environment, 1986, South Brent, 47 (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV178295.

Road bridge over Glaze Brook (a stream). Circa early 19th century. Small granite rubble hump back bridge with single segmental arch with dressed granite voussoirs. Parapets with large roughly squared granite coping stones. The parapets to the abutments have rubble copings.

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

Sources / Further Reading

SDV160162Worksheet: Robinson, R.. Ugborough. Parish Checklist. Unknown.
SDV178295List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: Department of Environment. 1986. South Brent. Historic Houses Register. A4 Spiral Bound. 47.
SDV340722Worksheet: Robinson, R.. 1977-1979. South Brent Parish Checklist Worksheets. South Brent Parish Checklist. Worksheet.
SDV344030Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2010. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #86866 ]

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7413 - Peek Moor Gate, Owley and Pennaton Bridge plantations archaeological survey

Date Last Edited:Jun 14 2016 11:08AM