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HER Number:MDV53822
Name:Ivy Bridge


Ivy Bridge built in 17C on the site of an earlier bridge carried the main Exeter to Plymouth road until the construction of the lower bridge in 1825


Grid Reference:SX 636 563
Map Sheet:SX65NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishIvybridge
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishCORNWOOD

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX65NW/245
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • BRIDGE (Early Medieval to XIX - 1066 AD to 1900 AD (Between))

Full description

Henderson, C. + Jervoise, E., 1938, Old Devon Bridges, 23 (Monograph). SDV2296.

Department of Environment, 1984, Ivybridge, 13 (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV156513.

Road bridge over River Erme. 17C. Widened 18C or 19C. Single span slightly pointed high round arch. Granite rubble with dressed granite voussoirs. Curved parapets splayed out over the abutments. Chamfered granite parapet coping. Originally a packhorse bridge, widened upstream. Granite bollards at either end of south side, one inscribed Ermington, one Ugborough. There was a bridge on this site in middle ages.

Collings, A. G., 1993, Archaeological Assessment of SWW south east Plymouth Water Supply: Phase 1, 4 (Report - Assessment). SDV156512.

Ivy bridge. 17C & subsequently widened. First record of name Ponte Ederoso in 1280. Granite boundary stones at each end (see PRN 2879). Carried main Exeter-Plymouth road until construction of lower bridge in 1825.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV156512Report - Assessment: Collings, A. G.. 1993. Archaeological Assessment of SWW south east Plymouth Water Supply: Phase 1. Exeter Museums Archaeological Field Unit Report. 93.40. A4 Stapled + Digital. 4.
SDV156513List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: Department of Environment. 1984. Ivybridge. Historic Houses Register. 13.
SDV2296Monograph: Henderson, C. + Jervoise, E.. 1938. Old Devon Bridges. Old Devon Bridges. Unknown. 23.

Associated Monuments

MDV71526Related to: Boundary Stone in the Parish of Ivybridge (Monument)
MDV2879Related to: Boundary Stone in the Parish of Ivybridge (Monument)
MDV71525Related to: County Stone, Erme Road, Ivybridge (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV1885 - Archaeological assessment of SWW south east Plymouth water supply: phase 1

Date Last Edited:May 4 2006 7:25PM