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HER Number:MDV38611
Name:Bridge 300 metres north of Stover House

Summary

Late 18th century bridge carrying the former main driveway to the house over what was the Serpentine Lake or canal.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 837 745
Map Sheet:SX87SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishTeigngrace
DistrictTeignbridge
Ecclesiastical ParishTEIGNGRACE

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX87SW/191
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II*)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • BRIDGE (Built, XVIII - 1701 AD to 1800 AD (Between))

Full description

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV315676.

Doe/hhr:teigngrace/(3/7/1986)156.


Department of Environment, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV333190.

Bridge approx 300m north of stover house. Bridge over marsh carrying former drive to stover house. Circa late c18. Stone rubble with limestone dressings. Three arches. The centre semi-circular cart arch with rusticated alternate long and short voussoirs and keystone. Flanking narrow pedestrian arches with plain architraves with imports and keystones. Continuous impost at plinth linking all three arches. Plain slightly cambered string at drive level with parapets above with stone capping. The abutments are slightly splayed out and terminate in circular ashlar piers with moulded caps (doe).


Askew Nelson Ltd, 2014, Stover Park. Parkland Plan, 66, Plan F.11 (Un-published). SDV358318.

An attractive hump-backed bridge where the main driveway crosses over the ornamental canal. Very overgrown.


Blaylock, S., 2015, Stover Park, Devon, 11 (Report - non-specific). SDV360090.

Bridge carrying the main drive over the Serpentine Lake. It was clearly intended to be one of the key landscape features of the park and probably, therefore, a primary element in the parkland design. It is shown in an engraving of 1792. Constructed of limestone to a more elaborate design than that of Stover Bridge with better finished masonry details, although, perhaps curiously, it contains no granite. It is now very overgrown.


Ordnance Survey, 2017, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV359962.


Historic England, 2017, National Heritage List for England, 1097377 (National Heritage List for England). SDV359963.

Bridge approximately 300 metres north of Stover House. Bridge over Marsh carrying former drive to Stover House q.v. Circa late C18. Stone rubble with limestone dressings. 3 arches. The centre semi-circular cart arch with rusticated alternate long and short voussoirs and keystone. Flanking narrow pedestrian arches with plain architraves with imports and keystones. Continuous impost at plinth linking all 3 arches. Plain slightly cambered string at drive level with parapets above with stone capping. The abutments are slightly splayed out and terminate in circular ashlar piers with moulded caps.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV315676Migrated Record:
SDV333190Migrated Record: Department of Environment.
SDV358318Un-published: Askew Nelson Ltd. 2014. Stover Park. Parkland Plan. Digital. 66, Plan F.11.
SDV359962Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2017. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #89930 ]
SDV359963National Heritage List for England: Historic England. 2017. National Heritage List for England. Historic Houses Register. Digital. 1097377.
SDV360090Report - non-specific: Blaylock, S.. 2015. Stover Park, Devon. Digital. 11.

Associated Monuments

MDV56726Part of: Stover Park (Park/Garden)
MDV122092Related to: Ornamental Canal in Stover Park (Monument)
MDV9147Related to: Stover House (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7223 - Contributions on Aspects of the Architectural History, Landscape History and Archaeology of Stover Park
  • EDV7491 - Preparation of Parkland Plan for Stover Park, Newton Abbot, Devon

Date Last Edited:May 31 2018 11:54AM