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HER Number:MDV49996
Name:Fossend Canal Bridge


Road bridge over the Grand Western Canal, circa 1814. This is a single span bridge with an elliptical plain arch.


Grid Reference:ST 069 170
Map Sheet:ST01NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishBurlescombe
DistrictMid Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishBURLESCOMBE

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: ST01NE/114
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II): 95882

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Department of Environment, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV335512.

Fossend canal bridge. Road bridge over the grand western canal. Circa 1814. Built of large coursed blocks of limestone with parapet of red sandstone ashlar. This is a single span bridge with an elliptical (almost round-headed) plain arch. There is a projecting plain stringcourse at road level which follows the hump back of the road. Above this the parapet has rounded coping. The parapet curves outward each end and there are shallow terminal piers which project outwards each end (doe).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV46773.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV46774.

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, 2 (Report - Interim). SDV351654.

A classic John Rennie structure.

Scott Wilson, 2008, Hanson Town Farm, Devon. Archaeological Desk-Based Assessment, 12 (Report - Assessment). SDV344495.

Other details: Site 32.

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

Sources / Further Reading

SDV335512Migrated Record: Department of Environment.
SDV344495Report - Assessment: Scott Wilson. 2008. Hanson Town Farm, Devon. Archaeological Desk-Based Assessment. Scott Wilson Report. D118857. A4 Stapled + Digital. 12.
SDV351654Report - Interim: Dodd, D.. 2006. Historic Buildings and Structures Along the Waterways: Grand Western Canal in Devon. A4 Stapled + Digital. 2.
SDV357601Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2015. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #93658 ]
SDV46773Migrated Record:
SDV46774Migrated Record:

Associated Monuments

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

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV4635 - Archaeological Desk-Based Assessment of Hanson Town Farm, Devon

Date Last Edited:Feb 10 2015 1:36PM