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HER Number:MDV33309
Name:Blackaton Bridge (west)

Summary

Road bridge over Chapple Brook. Probably 19th century. Roughly-shaped blocks of granite. Low two-span bridge. The abutments and central rectangular pier are made up of granite blocks, some of them relatively large. Both spans are bridged by long pieces of granite laid side by side. Similar long square-section pieces are laid as low coping for the road and plain 20th century iron railings have been set into the top.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 676 888
Map Sheet:SX68NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishThrowleigh
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishGIDLEIGH

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX68NE/210
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • ROAD BRIDGE (Constructed, XVIII to XIX - 1800 AD to 1899 AD (Between))

Full description

Devon County Council Highways Division, 16/10/1992, Weak Clapper Bridge Consultation (Un-published). SDV215781.

Bridge described as clapper bridge.


Department of Environment, 1987, Gidleigh, 128 (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV275393.

Blackaton Bridge (west).
Road bridge over Chapple Brook. Probably 19th century. Roughly-shaped blocks of granite. Low two-span bridge. The abutments and central rectangular pier are made up of granite blocks, some of them relatively large. Both spans are bridged by long pieces of granite laid side by side. Similar long square-section pieces are laid as low coping for the road and plain 20th century iron railings have been set into the top.


McCallum, D., 1993, Dartmoor Clapper Bridge Survey (Un-published). SDV259790.

(Visited 11/1/1993) No cutwater, but possible foundations of one visible in stream bed. Railings in poor condition.


Ordnance Survey, 2019, MasterMap 2019 (Cartographic). SDV362729.


Historic England, 2019, National Heritage List for England (National Heritage List for England). SDV362730.

GIDLEIGH SX 68 NE 3/168 - Blackaton Bridge (West) - II
Road bridge over Chapple Brook. Probably C19. Roughly-shaped blocks of granite. Low 2-span bridge. The abutments and central rectangular pier are made up of granite blocks, some of them relatively large. Both spans are bridged by long pieces of granite laid side by side. Similar long square-section pieces are laid as low coping for the road and plain C20 iron railings have been set into the top.
This entry was subject to a Minor Spatial Amendment on 19th February 2016
Listing NGR: SX6768988817

Sources / Further Reading

SDV215781Un-published: Devon County Council Highways Division. 16/10/1992. Weak Clapper Bridge Consultation. Unknown.
SDV259790Un-published: McCallum, D.. 1993. Dartmoor Clapper Bridge Survey. A4 Ring Bound.
SDV275393List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: Department of Environment. 1987. Gidleigh. Historic Houses Register. 128.
SDV362729Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2019. MasterMap 2019. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #87821 ]
SDV362730National Heritage List for England: Historic England. 2019. National Heritage List for England. Historic Houses Register. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV33310Related to: Blackaton Bridge (east) (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Feb 19 2019 4:21PM