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HER Number:MDV56668
Name:Chapple Bridge


Chapple Bridge is the only surviving on the route of the Haytor Granite Tramway with the granite rails visible


Grid Reference:SX 802 776
Map Sheet:SX87NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishBovey Tracey
Ecclesiastical ParishBOVEY TRACEY

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX87NW/87/4
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Adams, E. A., 1946, The Old Heytor Granite Railway, 155 (Article in Serial). SDV341504.

Evans, M. C., 1964, The Haytor Granite Tramway and Stover Canal (Monograph). SDV297017.

Department of Environment, 1986, Bovey Tracey, 40 (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV297013.

Bridge and section of track.1820s. Granite. Bridge has plain rubble abutments supporting a series of pieces of roughly dressed granite about 1m above leat. On the bridge and extending either side is a section of trackway about 6m long. About 3m to the N is a further section about 4m long. NE side of trackway, nearest road, is almost completely exposed but most of SW side is covered with earth.

Harris, H., 1994, The Haytor Granite Tramway and Stover Canal, 47 (Monograph). SDV341541.

The Haytor Granite Tramway crosses the Pottery leat at Chapple Bridge. This is the only surviving tramway bridge on the route. Granite rails are visible.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV297013List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: Department of Environment. 1986. Bovey Tracey. Historic Houses Register. A4 Spiral Bound. 40.
SDV297017Monograph: Evans, M. C.. 1964. The Haytor Granite Tramway and Stover Canal. The Haytor Granite Tramway and Stover Canal.
SDV341504Article in Serial: Adams, E. A.. 1946. The Old Heytor Granite Railway. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 78. A5 Hardback. 155.
SDV341541Monograph: Harris, H.. 1994. The Haytor Granite Tramway and Stover Canal. The Haytor Granite Tramway and Stover Canal. A5 Paperback. 47.

Associated Monuments

MDV16744Related to: Bovey Pottery Leat (Monument)
MDV19593Related to: Haytor Granite Tramway (Monument)
MDV8068Related to: Haytor Granite Tramway, Haytor to Stover Canal (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Oct 14 2016 3:57PM