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HER Number:MDV49637
Name:Ebear Bridge


Road bridge over the Grand Western Canal, early 19th century. Single span bridge with an elliptical arch.


Grid Reference:ST 060 163
Map Sheet:ST01NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishBurlescombe
DistrictMid Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishBURLESCOMBE

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: ST01NE/109
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II): 95857

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • BRIDGE (XVIII to XXI - 1751 AD to 2009 AD (Between))

Full description

Department of Environment, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV335498.

Ebear bridge road bridge over the grand western canal. Early c19 (this section of canal was opened in 1814). Large coursed blocks of sandstone ashlar. Single span bridge with an elliptical arch. A plain dripcourse projects at road level and ramps up towards the centre as it follows the road. The parapet has rounded coping and it curves outward each end to terminal piers which project a short distance on the outside only(doe).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV36056.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV36057.

Des=cox, j. /the history of the grand western canal/(undated)12/in sampford peverell pf.

Dodd, D., 2006, Historic Buildings and Structures Along the Waterways: Grand Western Canal in Devon, 3 (Report - Interim). SDV351654.

A classic John Rennie structure. Known as Hay Beer Bridge in earlier times.

Ordnance Survey, 2015, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV357601.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV335498Migrated Record: Department of Environment.
SDV351654Report - Interim: Dodd, D.. 2006. Historic Buildings and Structures Along the Waterways: Grand Western Canal in Devon. A4 Stapled + Digital. 3.
SDV357601Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2015. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #93543 ]
SDV36056Migrated Record:
SDV36057Migrated Record:

Associated Monuments

MDV49635Related to: Fenacre Bridge (Building)
MDV1497Related to: Grand Western Canal, Tiverton to Somerset Border (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Feb 10 2015 11:56AM