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HER Number:MDV5486
Name:Denham Bridge, Buckland Monachorum


There was a bridge here in the medieval period but the present bridge is probably 17th century in date, although it was much repaired in the 19th century. The lowest crossing of the River Tavy.


Grid Reference:SX 476 678
Map Sheet:SX46NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishBere Ferrers
Civil ParishBuckland Monachorum
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishBUCKLAND MONACHORUM

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX46NE/523
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • ROAD BRIDGE (Built, XVII to XIX - 1601 AD to 1900 AD (Between))

Full description

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV239496.

Harding-thompson, w. /the devon survey, c. P. R. E. /(1932)43.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV239497.

Jervois, e. /old devon bridges/(1938)16.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV239498.

Dro=564m/4/77(illustrations by swete).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV239499.

Des=os 6" (1907)111ne.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV239500.

Doe/hhr:buckland monachorum/(26/1/1987)28.

Department of Environment, Untitled Source (Report - Survey). SDV326233.

Denham bridge.17th century(?) construction (harding thompson). Vis=21/8/1950 (os) bridge of solid construction, single span with flood arch on east side. Denham bridge is the lowest crossing of the tavy. There are documentary references in 1661 and 1665, but the existing structure is certainly not the 17th century one. It is however rather remarkable (jervois). Illustrations by swete (dro). Vis=road bridge over tavy. A bridge existed on this site in medieval times, but the present structure probably dates to 17c although considerably repaired in 19c. Rubble walls. Single span pointed arch with double row of voussoirs, on straight jambs. Parapet completely reconstructed in 19c with roughly dressed stones (doe).

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1977, SX46NE6 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV239495.

Denham Bridge is the lowest crossing of the River Tavy. In 1661 and 1665 "Dinham Bridge" was in need of repair, but the existing structure was certainly not the one in use in the 17th century. It is, however, rather remarkable, having one pointed arch with projecting keystones over a ravine, and another small semi-circular arch over a shallow stream. 17th or 18th century.

Ordnance Survey, 2018, MasterMap 2018 (Cartographic). SDV360652.

Historic England, 2018, National Heritage List for England, 1326385 (National Heritage List for England). SDV360653.

Denham Bridge. Road bridge over River Tavy. A bridge existed on this site in medieval times but the present structure probably dates to the C17 although considerably repaired in C19. Rubble walls. Single span pointed arch with double row of stones on straight jams. Parapet probably completely reconstructed in C19 with roughly-finished stones.
Date first listed: 26th January 1987. Entry subject to a minor amendment: 11th October 2016

Sources / Further Reading

SDV239495Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1977. SX46NE6. OSAD Card. Card Index + Digital.
SDV239496Migrated Record:
SDV239497Migrated Record:
SDV239498Migrated Record:
SDV239499Migrated Record:
SDV239500Migrated Record:
SDV326233Report - Survey: Department of Environment.
SDV360652Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2018. MasterMap 2018. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital.
SDV360653National Heritage List for England: Historic England. 2018. National Heritage List for England. Historic Houses Register. Digital. 1326385.

Associated Monuments

MDV52874Related to: County Bridge Stone circa 90 metres north of Denham Bridge, Buckland Monachorum (Monument)
MDV52849Related to: County Bridge Stone circa 90 metres south of Denham Bridge, Buckland Monachorum (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Oct 25 2018 12:43PM