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HER Number:MDV80089
Name:Church Bridge, Station Road, Buckfastleigh

Summary

Church Bridge over the River Mardle, Station Road, Buckfastleigh. Datestone marked as 1749. Bridge is constructed from local limestone rubble and granite, single span with segmental arch and granite ashlar arch ring.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 741 661
Map Sheet:SX76NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishBuckfastleigh
DistrictTeignbridge
Ecclesiastical ParishBUCKFASTLEIGH

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old Listed Building Ref (II): 392316

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • ROAD BRIDGE (Built, XVIII - 1749 AD to 1749 AD (Between))

Full description

Ordnance Survey, 2011, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV346129.


English Heritage, 2011, National Heritage List for England (National Heritage List for England). SDV347072.

Road bridge over River Mardle, dated to 1749 (datestone). Constructed from local grey limestone rubble and granite. Plan: single-span road bridge on what was formerly the Ashburton Road, now Station Road. The bridge crosses the Mardle just before it joins with Dean Burn. Single span bridge with segmental arch and granite ashlar arch ring. Plain parapets with some granite and some grey limestone coping. Elizabeth Knowling has noted and photographed a datestone of 1749 with the name S Meaffield. This bridge was described as being in decay in 1670. (Knowling E: Private archive: 1991-). Other details: Listed Building number: 392316.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV346129Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2011. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #106892 ]
SDV347072National Heritage List for England: English Heritage. 2011. National Heritage List for England. Website.

Associated Monuments

MDV90752Related to: 11- 12 Station Road, Buckfastleigh (Building)
MDV108643Related to: Row of cottages by Church Bridge, Buckfastleigh (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Jun 14 2016 12:05PM