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HER Number:MDV38613
Name:Stover Bridge

Summary

Single arched road bridge over the Liverton Brook dated 1773.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 834 745
Map Sheet:SX87SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishTeigngrace
DistrictTeignbridge
Ecclesiastical ParishHIGHWEEK
Ecclesiastical ParishTEIGNGRACE

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX87SW/187
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • ROAD BRIDGE (Dated, XVIII - 1773 AD to 1773 AD)

Full description

1904/1938, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV315666.

3 footbridges in this vicinity are marked on os 6" (1904/1938) map (os).


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV315667.

Doe/hhr:teigngrace/(3/7/1987)151.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV315668.

Des=os 6" (1904/1938) 109nw.


Department of Environment, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV333192.

Bridge over liverton brook metres east of stover golf clubhouse. Road bridge over liverton brook which feeds stover lake, part of the landscaped park (stover park) of stover house. Appears to be dated 1773 or 1775, but stover house was built in 1776-81. Stone rubble with dressed stone details. Single span with raised dressed stone arch ring to round arch, with keystone and imposts. The keystone is obscured by lichen but appears to have initials and date 1773 or 1775. Long plain abutments and parapet with rounded coping and round terminal piers with round caps (doe).


Askew Nelson Ltd, 2014, Stover Park. Parkland Plan, 28 (Un-published). SDV358318.

The bridge is shown on an engraving of Stover Park by Polwhele dated 1793.


Blaylock, S., 2015, Stover Park, Devon, 9-11, 16-17 (Report - non-specific). SDV360090.

Bridge consisting of a semicircular arch over the Liverton Brook, where it mets the ornamental serpentine lake. Constructed of limestone rubble masonry with granite voissoirs. The projecting keystone is inscribed 'STOVER Bridge 1773', although the inscription is partly obscured by a cast iron sewer pipe that passes in front of it. Evidence indicates that the bridge has been widened perhaps at the same time the parapet on the east side was rebuilt. The apparent differences in the width of the bridge on the 1838 Tithe Map and the 1888 Ordnance Survey map suggest that it was during this time. Will be greatly impacted upon by the proposed widening of the A382. Clearance of the tree cover and undergrowth adjacent to the bridge would open up the view of the bridge from the park.


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


Historic England, 2017, National Heritage List for England, 1166290 (National Heritage List for England). SDV359963.

Bridge over Liverton Brook metres approximately 75 metres east of Stover Golf Clubhouse. Road bridge over Liverton Brook which feeds Stover Lake, part of the landscaped park (Stover Park) of Stover House(q.v.) Appears to be dated 1773 or 1775, but Stover House was built in 1776-81. Stone rubble with dressed stone details. Single span with raised dressed stone arch ring to round arch, with keystone and imposts. The keystone is obscured by lichen but appears to have initials and date 1773 or 1775. Long plain abutments and parapet with rounded coping and round terminal piers with round caps.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV315666Migrated Record: 1904/1938.
SDV315667Migrated Record:
SDV315668Migrated Record:
SDV333192Migrated Record: Department of Environment.
SDV358318Un-published: Askew Nelson Ltd. 2014. Stover Park. Parkland Plan. Digital. 28.
SDV359962Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2017. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #89932 ]
SDV359963National Heritage List for England: Historic England. 2017. National Heritage List for England. Historic Houses Register. Digital. 1166290.
SDV360090Report - non-specific: Blaylock, S.. 2015. Stover Park, Devon. Digital. 9-11, 16-17.

Associated Monuments

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

Date Last Edited:Jan 25 2018 4:02PM