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HER Number:MDV42863
Name:The Kings Bridge


Possible site of the 10th century Kings Bridge, mentioned in a charter of 962.


Grid Reference:SX 734 441
Map Sheet:SX74SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishKingsbridge
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishKINGSBRIDGE

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX74SW/204

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • BRIDGE (IX to X - 847 AD to 962 AD (Between))

Full description

Haslam, J., 1984, The Towns of Devon, 271 (Article in Monograph). SDV348830.

Hooke, D., 1990, Studies on Devon Charter Boundaries, 199 (Article in Serial). SDV140514.

'Cinges Bricge' (Kings Bridge). An important crossing point of the Kingsbridge estuary. The first and last landmark of the Sorley Charter of 962. Not mentioned in the Homme Charter of 847.

Exeter Archaeology, 2001, Archaeological Assessment of Proposed Development of Former SWW Depot at the Quay, Kingsbridge, 5 (Report - Assessment). SDV141022.

According to Haslam the bridge underlies Mill Street at NGR SX734441.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV140514Article in Serial: Hooke, D.. 1990. Studies on Devon Charter Boundaries. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 122. A5 Paperback. 199.
SDV141022Report - Assessment: Exeter Archaeology. 2001. Archaeological Assessment of Proposed Development of Former SWW Depot at the Quay, Kingsbridge. Exeter Archaeology Report. 01.40. A4 Stapled + Digital. 5.
SDV348830Article in Monograph: Haslam, J.. 1984. The Towns of Devon. Anglo-Saxon Towns in Southern England. Photocopy. 271.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Jan 31 2012 1:51PM