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HER Number:MDV8298
Name:Clifford Bridge, Dunsford and Moretonhampstead boundary

Summary

Road bridge over River Teign which forms boundary between Moretonhampstead and Dunsford parishes. 17th century or earlier widened in circa mid-19th century. Granite ashlar except for the arches of the original bridge which are roughly-dressed granite. Three-span bridge originally quite narrow, has been widened on both sides.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 780 897
Map Sheet:SX78NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDunsford
Civil ParishMoretonhampstead
DistrictTeignbridge
Ecclesiastical ParishDUNSFORD

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX78NE/17
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II): 85011
  • Old SAM County Ref: DV312

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • ROAD BRIDGE (Built, XVI to XIX - 1600 AD to 1850 AD (Between))

Full description

Henderson, C. + Jervoise, E., 1938, Old Devon Bridges, 41 (Monograph). SDV2296.

Clifford Bridge, over the Teign, is mentioned by Leland, but the present bridge may not be older than the 17th century.
Small bridge complete with original parapets; three arches; granite (1800?) arches are segmental. The caps of the cutwaters rise above their springs. The bridge incorporates an earlier structure, narrower, with arches of greater curvature (also segmental) springing for a chamfered control table; exactly central to the present structure and incorporated with great skill, the greater width being wholly triangular in pier plan, the new arches springing from the cutwaters.


Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1953, SX78NE1 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV306586.

18/4/1953 The arches of the 17th century bridge can still be seen and are 2.3 metres wide. These and the bridge as a whole are in a good state of preservation.


Hoskins, W. G., 1954, A New Survey of England: Devon, 392 (Monograph). SDV17562.


Department of Environment, 1987, Moretonhampstead, 51 (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV337636.

Road bridge over the River Teign. 17th century or earlier, widened in circa early 19th century. Dressed granite brought to course. A 3-span bridge with segmental arches and two cutwaters, platband at road level, parapets with rounded granite caps.
The bridge incorporates an earlier structure in the centre: the three spans of the earlier bridge are more steeply arched and spring from chamfered imposts visible on the inner sides of the piers. The cutwaters are well-integrated with the original piers and may be partly of the original build.


Department of National Heritage, 1992, Consent letter for repair works to Clifford Bridge (Correspondence). SDV306591.

Scheduled Monument Consent granted for grouting to various parts of the bridge.


English Heritage, 2002, Clifford Bridge - to be de-scheduled (Correspondence). SDV306583.

Formerly scheduled under County Number DV312 and later SM91317. Descheduled July 2002.


Ordnance Survey, 2016, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV359352.

Bridge is depicted on the modern mapping.


Historic England, 2016, National Heritage List for England (National Heritage List for England). SDV359353.

MORETONHAMPSTEAD SX 78 NE 2/77 - Clifford Bridge - 23.8.55 - II
Road bridge over River Teign which forms boundary between Moretonhampstead and Dunsford parishes. 17th century or earlier widened in circa mid-19th century. Granite ashlar except for the arches of the original bridge which are roughly-dressed granite.
Three-span bridge originally quite narrow, has been widened on both sides. The original bridge has round arches springing from piers with chamfered impost moulds. The bridge has been widened on both sides in granite ashlar with wide segmental arches springing from enlarged cutwaters of the original bridge and slightly advanced abutments which are swept out at each end. Continuous stringcourse over the arches and parapet above with rounded granite coping. Mentioned by Leland.
The asset was previously listed twice also at List entry 1214300. This entry was removed from the List on 19th February 2016.
This entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 19th February 2016.
Listing NGR: SX7809389775


Historic England, 2016, Removal of duplicate entry from NHLE – 1214300 Clifford Bridge (Correspondence). SDV359414.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV17562Monograph: Hoskins, W. G.. 1954. A New Survey of England: Devon. A New Survey of England: Devon. A5 Hardback. 392.
SDV2296Monograph: Henderson, C. + Jervoise, E.. 1938. Old Devon Bridges. Old Devon Bridges. Unknown. 41.
SDV306583Correspondence: English Heritage. 2002. Clifford Bridge - to be de-scheduled. Letter. A4 Single Sheet.
SDV306586Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1953. SX78NE1. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV306591Correspondence: Department of National Heritage. 1992. Consent letter for repair works to Clifford Bridge. Scheduled Monument Consent Granted. Unknown.
SDV337636List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: Department of Environment. 1987. Moretonhampstead. Historic Houses Register. A4 Spiral Bound. 51.
SDV359352Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2016. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #108339 ]
SDV359353National Heritage List for England: Historic England. 2016. National Heritage List for England. Historic Houses Register. Digital.
SDV359414Correspondence: Historic England. 2016. Removal of duplicate entry from NHLE – 1214300 Clifford Bridge. Email. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV110412Related to: Clifford Farm, Moretonhampstead (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Jun 14 2016 11:10AM