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HER Number:MDV49971
Name:Holbrook Bridge

Summary

Road bridge over the Grand Western Canal and tow path, circa 1814. Single span bridge containing an elliptical, almost round-headed, arch.

Location

Grid Reference:ST 042 148
Map Sheet:ST01SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishBurlescombe
Civil ParishSampford Peverell
DistrictMid Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishBURLESCOMBE

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: ST01SW/106/1
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II): 95861

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • CANAL BRIDGE (XIX - 1801 AD to 1900 AD (Between))

Full description

Department of Environment, 1988, Burlescombe, 7 (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV50563.

Holbrook Bridge. Road bridge over the Grand Western Canal and tow path. Circa 1814. English bond brick with sandstone conglomerate ashlar coping. Single span bridge containing an elliptical, almost round-headed, arch. The walls have a slight batter and rise to a plain projecting stringcourse at road level. The parapet has rounded coping. Either end the walls curve outwards to narrow terminal piers which project externally only. This section of the Grand Western Canal was opened in 1814.


Cox, J., 1993, Untitled Source, 12 (Un-published). SDV37585.


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

Bridge, brick. A classic John Rennie structure.


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

Sources / Further Reading

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: #93645 ]
SDV37585Un-published: Cox, J.. 1993. The History of the Grand Western Canal. A4 Stapled. 12.
SDV50563List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: Department of Environment. 1988. Burlescombe. Historic Houses Register. A4 Spiral Bound. 7.

Associated Monuments

MDV1497Related to: Grand Western Canal, Tiverton to Somerset Border (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Feb 10 2015 2:27PM