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HER Number:MDV864
Name:Braunton Road Swing Bridge, Barnstaple

Summary

Site of Braunton Road Swing Bridge which was built in the 19th century and demolished in 1978/9 to make way for a new permanent bridge.

Location

Grid Reference:SS 556 335
Map Sheet:SS53SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishBarnstaple
DistrictNorth Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishBARNSTAPLE

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS53SE/46

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Wood, J., 1843, Plan of the Town of Barnstaple from Actual Survey (Cartographic). SDV91852.


Ordnance Survey, 1880-1899, First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map (Cartographic). SDV336179.

Braunton Bridge marked on 1880s-1890s 25 inch Ordnance Survey map over the River Yeo.


Ordnance Survey, 1904 - 1906, Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map (Cartographic). SDV325644.

Braunton Bridge (Swing) recorded on 1904-1906 25 inch Ordnance Survey map.


Bone, M., 1973, Barnstaple's Industrial Archaeology, 17 (Monograph). SDV78228.

Braunton Road swing bridge in Barnstaple.


Hunter, J., 2003, Rawle Gammon and Baker Site, Rolle Quay, Barnstaple: Archaeological Desk Based Assessment, 8 (Report - Assessment). SDV339086.

19th century swing bridge which predated the current Braunton Bridge which dates from 1978/9.


Timms, S. C., 21/06/1983, Braunton Road Swing Bridge (Personal Comment). SDV339088.

Braunton Road Swing Bridge dates from first half of 19th century and is shown on Wood's plan. It was demolished in 1978/1979 by Devon County Council to make way for a new permanent bridge.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV325644Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1904 - 1906. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #108722 ]
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV339086Report - Assessment: Hunter, J.. 2003. Rawle Gammon and Baker Site, Rolle Quay, Barnstaple: Archaeological Desk Based Assessment. CgMs Consulting Report. JH/3907. A4 Stapled + Digital. 8.
SDV339088Personal Comment: Timms, S. C.. 21/06/1983. Braunton Road Swing Bridge. Not Applicable.
SDV78228Monograph: Bone, M.. 1973. Barnstaple's Industrial Archaeology. Barnstaple's Industrial Archaeology. A5 Paperback. 17.
SDV91852Cartographic: Wood, J.. 1843. Plan of the Town of Barnstaple from Actual Survey. Unknown.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV4279 - Rawle Gammon and Baker Site at Rolle Quay, Barnstaple

Date Last Edited:Nov 2 2012 3:37PM