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HER Number:MDV3886
Name:New Bridge, Gulworthy

Summary

Bridge originally built about 1520.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 433 722
Map Sheet:SX47SW
Admin AreaDevon
Admin AreaCornwall
Civil ParishGulworthy
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishTAVISTOCK

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX47SW/513
  • Old Listed Building Ref (I)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • BRIDGE (Built, XV to XVI - 1500 AD to 1550 AD (Between))

Full description

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, SX47SW5 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV240730.

New Bridge or Gunnislake Bridge, part belonging to Devon, was probably built during the first 20 years of 16th century. It is of granite with six slightly pointed arches and a roadway 12ft wide, and is similar to Horse Bridge, although its fabric (moorstone and granite) proves it to be of later date. The arches are 12ft in span and 23ft high from water to keystone. The total length of the bridge is 182ft; roadway was 12ft wide in 1809 and remains so. Sir Granville defended it against Lord Essex on 20th July 1644, but after a hot encounter Essex took the bridge with a loss of 40 men. The Royalist lost 200 killed and taken prisoner.

Above description correct. The bridge is in good condition and in the original. Approximately one third of this bridge, at the eastern end lies In the county of Devon.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV240731.

Doe/hhr:tavistock hamlets/(23/1/1987)99.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV240732.

Des=os 6" (1907)105sw.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV240733.

Dnh/smc letter/(28/6/1994)/in smr.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV240734.

Doe/hhr:st. Germans rd/().


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV240735.

Doe/hhr:garadon/(1987)66.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV240736.

Cherry, b. + pevsner, n. /buildings of england:devon/(1989)788.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV240737.

Des=dyer, m. J. + manning, p. T. /objective 5b: lower tamar valley recreation + land management initiative: cultural heritage appraisal/(1998)37-38/ea report 98.60.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV240738.

Gray, t.(ed)/travels in georgian devon: the illustrated journals of the rev j. Swete (1789-1800)vol 1/(1997).


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV240739.

Des=jewell, t. /dissertation for exeter university: bridging the tamar/(june 1996)34/in bradworthy pf.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV240740.

Des=ancient monuments/(2002)/as above.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV240741.

Finberg, h. P. R. /tavistock abbey: a study in the social & economic history of devon/(1969)165.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV240742.

Buck, c.(cornwall archaeological unit)/bedford united mine: archaeological assessment/(2003)114 + fig 24/report no 2003ro43 site 166 in smr.


Dyer, M. + Manning, P., Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV27135.

Visited and described by swete in 1793 (dyer + manning).


Finberg, H. P. R., Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV1533.

New bridge was built on the site of a fish weir associated with tavistock abbey soon after its destruction in 1535 (finberg).


Ancient Monuments, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV240720.

Tavistock hamlets, new bridge. Os 6" cv sw. A medieval bridge with 4 slightly pointed arches and recessed buttresses. It lies on the tavistock - callington road, crossing the tamar which is near the county boundary. One of the principal main roads into cornwall. Previous to the opening of the saltash bridge in 1859. Newbridge was the lowest bridge over the tamar. The present structure dates from the 14th century (ancient monuments).


OS CITING HENDERSON + COATES, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV240721.

New bridge or gunnislake bridge was probably built during the first 20 years of the xvi century. Built of granite with six slightly pointed arches and a roadway 12 feet wide (os citing henderson + coates).


DOE 1960, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV240722.

Rubble and ashlar granite with six spans, each of 21 feet. Cutwaters with refuges on both sides. Early xvi (doe 1960).


DOE 1987, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV240723.

Bridge over the river tamar. Circa 1520, with rebuilding to parapet walls. Granite ashlar with parapet walls in rubble with granite coping. Total length 182 feet. Each side has 5 triangular refuges, 6 slightly pointed arches, imposts at the springing of the arches, and recessed arch rings with chamfered outer order; ashlar carried up to string course and then built out in rubble above. Parapet walls splayed back at each end (doe 1987).


DHN:28/6/1994, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV240724.

Smc granted for repointing joints in the masonry (dhn:28/6/1994).


AM, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV240726.

Formerly scheduled under dv 125. Descheduled march 2002 under sm 91326 (am).


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV240728.

Doe/hhr:tavistock rd/(-/2/1960)/23.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV240729.

Henderson, c. + coates, h. /old cornish bridges/(1928)52-3.


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


Historic England, 2017, National Heritage List for England, 1140201 (National Heritage List for England). SDV359963.

New Bridge (also known as Gunnislake Bridge). Bridge over the River Tamar. Circa 1520, with rebuilding to parapet walls. Granite ashlar with parapet walls in rubble with granite coping. Total length 55 metres. Each side has five triangular refuges, six slightly pointed arches, imposts at the springing of the arches, and recessed arch rings with chamfered outer order; ashlar carried up to string course and then built out in rubble above. Parapet walls splayed back at each end.

The asset was previously listed twice also at List entry 1172383. That entry was removed from the List on 22 September 2016.

This entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 22 September 2016.
[In Location:-
Addition made so it now reads “NEW BRIDGE, NEWBRIDGE HILL, A390”.
The following corrections/additions/deletions to the Description were made:-
“182 feet” Corrected to read “55 metres”.
“5 triangular refuges, 6 slightly pointed arches” Corrected to read “five triangular refuges, six slightly pointed arches”
“New Bridge is also listed under Gulworthy Parish in Devon (Devon Ancient Monument no.125) (Cornwall Ancient Monument No.1099)” This text removed as it no longer applies.
The following text was removed from the Description as it also appears in the Selected Sources:-
“(Sources: Henderson, C. and Coates, H: Old Cornish Bridges and Streams 1928).”
This text was added to the Description:-
“The asset was previously listed twice also at List entry 1172383. That entry was removed from the List on 22 September 2016.”
“This entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 22 September 2016.”
The GIS triangle depiction was moved slightly from SX4330972206 to SX4331672208. Thus placing it on the parish boundary between Calstock, in Cornwall and Gulworthy, in West Devon which passes through the building. The grid reference was removed from the Details text.]

Sources / Further Reading

SDV1533Migrated Record: Finberg, H. P. R..
SDV240720Migrated Record: Ancient Monuments.
SDV240721Migrated Record: OS CITING HENDERSON + COATES.
SDV240722Migrated Record: DOE 1960.
SDV240723Migrated Record: DOE 1987.
SDV240724Migrated Record: DHN:28/6/1994.
SDV240726Migrated Record: AM.
SDV240728Migrated Record:
SDV240729Migrated Record:
SDV240730Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. SX47SW5. OSAD Card. Card Index + Digital.
SDV240731Migrated Record:
SDV240732Migrated Record:
SDV240733Migrated Record:
SDV240734Migrated Record:
SDV240735Migrated Record:
SDV240736Migrated Record:
SDV240737Migrated Record:
SDV240738Migrated Record:
SDV240739Migrated Record:
SDV240740Migrated Record:
SDV240741Migrated Record:
SDV240742Migrated Record:
SDV27135Migrated Record: Dyer, M. + Manning, P..
SDV359962Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2017. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #90033 ]
SDV359963National Heritage List for England: Historic England. 2017. National Heritage List for England. Historic Houses Register. Digital. 1140201.

Associated Monuments

MDV66678Related to: WEIR in the Parish of Gulworthy (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Oct 17 2018 10:59AM