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HER Number:MDV36799
Name:Velator Bridge

Summary

Road bridge over the River Caen which was probably built, in association with the reclamation of Braunton Marsh, circa 1815. Probably by James Green, the county surveyor.

Location

Grid Reference:SS 485 357
Map Sheet:SS43NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishBraunton
DistrictNorth Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishBRAUNTON

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS43NE/188
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • BRIDGE (XIX - 1801 AD to 1900 AD (Between))

Full description

Ordnance Survey, 1905, 8SE (Cartographic). SDV17296.


Department of Environment, 1985, Braunton, 59 (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV73918.

Road bridge over the River Caen which was probably built, in association with the reclamation of Braunton Marsh, circa 1815. Probably by James Green, the county surveyor, who was the engineer. Shale rubble, single span wide segmental arch with dressed shale voussoirs. Parapets have vertically coursed shale capping.


Turton, S. D. + Weddell, P. J., 1993, Archaeological Assessment of NRA Braunton Tidal Defence Scheme, 4 (Report - Assessment). SDV81690.

This structure is subject to statutory protection, thus any construction work involving the fabric of the bridge or affecting the 'curtilage' of this structure will require listed building consent. Other details: Plate 2.


Sage, A. J., 1995, NRA Braunton Tidal Defence Scheme: Summary Results of Archaeological Recording, 1-2 (Report - Watching Brief). SDV341047.

A full record was made of the bridge ahead of strengthening work to the parapets and other construction work which may involve the fabric of the structure. Part of the parapet has been repointed as part of a substantial repair above the north east abutment. Other details: Figure 5.


Wessex Archaeology, 2007, RMB Chivenor Flood Defence Scheme Barnstaple, Devon: Archaeological Desk-based Assessment, 10 (Report - Assessment). SDV342125.

Other details: WA 109.


University of Southampton, 2018, North Devon Rapid Coastal Zone Assessment Survey Desk-Based Assessment, 16 (Interpretation). SDV361978.

Road bridge over the River Caen which was probably built, in association with the reclamation of Braunton Marsh, circa 1815. Probably by James Green, the county surveyor.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV17296Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1905. 8SE. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 6 inch Map. Map (Paper).
SDV341047Report - Watching Brief: Sage, A. J.. 1995. NRA Braunton Tidal Defence Scheme: Summary Results of Archaeological Recording. Exeter Archaeology Report. 95.67. A4 Stapled. 1-2.
SDV342125Report - Assessment: Wessex Archaeology. 2007. RMB Chivenor Flood Defence Scheme Barnstaple, Devon: Archaeological Desk-based Assessment. Wessex Archaeology Report. 67300.01. A4 Stapled + Digital. 10.
SDV361978Interpretation: University of Southampton. 2018. North Devon Rapid Coastal Zone Assessment Survey Desk-Based Assessment. RCZAS. Digital. 16.
SDV73918List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: Department of Environment. 1985. Braunton. Historic Houses Register. A4 Spiral Bound. 59.
SDV81690Report - Assessment: Turton, S. D. + Weddell, P. J.. 1993. Archaeological Assessment of NRA Braunton Tidal Defence Scheme. Exeter Museums Archaeological Field Unit Report. 93.36. A4 Stapled + Digital. 4.

Associated Monuments

MDV51128Related to: Sluice at Velator Bridge (Monument)
MDV31770Related to: Velator Weir (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV4407 - NRA Braunton Tidal Defence Scheme Summary of Archaeological Recording
  • EDV4490 - RMB Chivenor Flood Defence Scheme Barnstaple, Devon: Archaeological Desk-based Assessment
  • EDV946 - Archaeological Assessment of NRA Braunton Tidal Defence Scheme

Date Last Edited:Jan 20 2019 11:21AM