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HER Number:MDV40109
Name:Black Torrington Bridge

Summary

Road bridge of 17th century origin but much rebuilt in the 19th and 20th centuries.

Location

Grid Reference:SS 469 060
Map Sheet:SS40NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishBlack Torrington
Civil ParishSheepwash
DistrictTorridge
Ecclesiastical ParishSHEEPWASH

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS40NE/61
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II): 91056

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • BRIDGE (Built, XVII to XX - 1601 AD to 2000 AD (Between))

Full description

Henderson, C. + Jervoise, E., 1938, Old Devon Bridges (Monograph). SDV2296.


Department of Environment, 1988, Sheepwash, 48 (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV12608.

Black Torrington Bridge.
Road bridge over River Torridge. Probably 17th century origins but much rebuilt in mid 19th century and 20th century. Slate rubble with concreted coping stones and arches on downstream side.2 arches. On upstream side arches are rounded and there is a refuge with triangular cutwater below. On downstream side arches are 4-centred and there is a refuge but no cutwater.
Black Torrington Bridge was reported to be in decay in 1677. James Green, in the early 19v, described it as having 2 arches carrying a roadway 10 feet wide. Other details: LBS number 91056.


Historic England, 2016, National Heritage List for England, 1105116 (National Heritage List for England). SDV359353.

Black Torrington Bridge. Road bridge over River Torridge. Probably C17 origins but much rebuilt in mid C19 and C20. Slate rubble with concreted coping stones and arches on downstream side. Two arches. On upstream side arches are rounded and there is a refuge with triangular cutwater below. On downstream side arches are four-centred and there is a refuge but no cutwater. Black Torrington Bridge was reported to be in decay in 1677. James Green, in the early C19, described it as having two arches carrying a roadway 3 metres wide.

The asset was previously listed twice also at List entry 1104542. That entry was removed from the List on 14 December 2016.

This entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 15 December 2016.
[The following corrections/additions/deletions to the Description were made:-
“PART IN SHEEPWASH” deleted
Both occurrences “2 arches” corrected to read “two arches”
“arcnes are 4-centred” corrected to read “arches are four-centred”
“10 feet wide” corrected to read “3 metres wide”
The following text was removed from the Description as it also appears in the Selected Sources:-
“Source: Henderson C. Jervoise E. Old Devon Bridges, p.88”
This text was added to the Description:-
“The asset was previously listed twice also at List entry 1104542. That entry was removed from the List on 14 December 2016.”
“This entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 15 December 2016.”
The GIS triangle depiction was moved slightly from SS4696506079 to SS4696406080. Thus placing it on the parish boundary between Black Torrington and Sheepwash which passes through the building. The grid reference was removed from the Details text.]


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

Sources / Further Reading

SDV12608List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: Department of Environment. 1988. Sheepwash. Historic Houses Register. A4 Spiral Bound. 48.
SDV2296Monograph: Henderson, C. + Jervoise, E.. 1938. Old Devon Bridges. Old Devon Bridges. Unknown.
SDV359353National Heritage List for England: Historic England. 2016. National Heritage List for England. Historic Houses Register. Digital. 1105116.
SDV359962Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2017. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #90606 ]

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Jan 4 2017 2:51PM