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HER Number:MDV80840
Name:Postbridge Road Bridge

Summary

Road bridge over the East Dart River constructed in the late 18th century on the formation of the turnpike road between Tavistock and Moretonhampstead.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 648 789
Map Sheet:SX67NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDartmoor Forest
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLYDFORD

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old Listed Building Ref (II): 92788

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • ROAD BRIDGE (Built, XVIII - 1750 AD to 1800 AD (Between))

Full description

Swete, J. (ed. Gray T. + Rowe, M.), 2000, Travels in Georgian Devon. The Illustrated Journals of the Reverend John Swete. Vol. 4, 41 (Monograph). SDV339713.

Referrred to by Swete as the new bridge, the clapper bridge below it being the old bridge. He describes the new bridge, together with those at Dartmeet and Two Bridges which were all built on the formation of the turnpike road as 'handsome'.


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

Bridge is depicted on the modern mapping.


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

Road bridge over East Dart river. Late 18th century. Granite rubble construction, three-span round arches which have projecting keystone, central arch taller. Small triangular cutwaters. Cranked parapet with roughly shaped coping stones and slightly swept-out abutments. This bridge superseded the adjoining clapper bridge and was erected following the two acts of 1772 to turnpike the road between Tavistock and Moretonhampstead. Date listed: 28th October 1987.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV339713Monograph: Swete, J. (ed. Gray T. + Rowe, M.). 2000. Travels in Georgian Devon. The Illustrated Journals of the Reverend John Swete. Vol. 4. Travels in Georgian Devon. The Illustrated Journals of the Reverend John Sw. 4. Hardback Volume. 41.
SDV346129Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2011. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #107631 ]
SDV347072National Heritage List for England: English Heritage. 2011. National Heritage List for England. Website.

Associated Monuments

MDV5854Related to: Postbridge Clapper Bridge (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Jun 14 2016 12:05PM