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HER Number:MDV72322
Name:Bridge over the River Gara at Ford, Blackawton


Small hump-back single span bridge over the River Gara. Probaby 18th century.


Grid Reference:SX 811 489
Map Sheet:SX84NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishBlackawton
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishBLACKAWTON

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old Registered Parks and Gardens Ref (II)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • BRIDGE (Post Medieval to XXI - 1540 AD to 2009 AD (Between))

Full description

Ordnance Survey, 2014, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV355681.

English Heritage, 2014, National Heritage List for England (National Heritage List for England). SDV355683.

Bridge over the Gara immediately north of ruins of Ford Corn Mill. Road bridge over stream (The Gara). Probably C18. Local slate ruble with dressed slate arch ring. Small hump-back single span bridge with a segmental, almost round, arch springing from vertical abutments. Original low parapets with pitched slate coping and vertical slate lacing. The parapets are splayed out over the abutments and at the north end of the east parapet there is a large gate-pier to a gateway to the former Ford Corn Mill, which is now in ruins. The gate-pier is built of dressed slate rubble, square on plan and rebated for a gate.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV355681Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2014. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #99864 ]
SDV355683National Heritage List for England: English Heritage. 2014. National Heritage List for England. Historic Houses Register. Website.

Associated Monuments

MDV21154Related to: Ford Mill, Blackawton (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Oct 23 2014 11:08AM