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HER Number:MDV8962
Name:Bovey Bridge, Bovey Tracey

Summary

Bovey Bridge was built in 1642, replacing an earlier bridge, and widened in 1852.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 814 782
Map Sheet:SX87NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishBovey Tracey
DistrictTeignbridge
Ecclesiastical ParishBOVEY TRACEY

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX87NW/33
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • BRIDGE (Early Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD to 1750 AD (Between))

Full description

Hyde, H. B., 1921, Bovey Beads, 60 (Monograph). SDV340032.

Two date-stones carved 1642.


Henderson, C. + Jervoise, E., 1938, Old Devon Bridges, 46 (Monograph). SDV2296.


Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1953, SX87NW6 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV340030.

Bovey Bridge. Earlier bridge repaired 1326, but rebuilt 1643 with two semi-circular arches, but has been widened since 1809.


Department of Environment, 1986, Bovey Tracey, 70 (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV297013.

Bovey Bridge. Bridge over River Bovey at the southwest end of Fore Street. Probably built in 1642 and widened in 1852. Stone, partly rubble and partly ashlar, with a steel footbridge added on the northwest side. Bridge consists of two segmental arches the central pier with cutwater on each side.


Exeter Archaeology, 2001, Archaeological Assessment of Proposed Development Site off Fore Street, Bovey Tracey, 5 (Report - Assessment). SDV320988.


Jenkinson, T., 2004 - 2011, A382 Newton Abbot to Whiddon Down (Report - Survey). SDV338864.

Site visit 9th July 2006. Two dated stones are set in the upstream parapet, on the north side of the road, signifying the date of a repair/rebuild. Both stones are worn and marked '1642'. There is a chunk out of the top left hand edge of the left stone.


Jenkinson, T., 2004 - 2013, A382 Newton Abbot to Whiddon Down (Report - Survey). SDV361298.

Site visit 9th July 2006. Two dated stones are set in the upstream parapet, on the north side of the road, signifying the date of a repair/rebuild. Both stones are worn and marked '1642'. There is a chunk out of the top left hand edge of the left stone.


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


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

Bovey Bridge. Bridge over River Bovey at south-west end of Fore Street. Probably built in 1642 (datestone) and widened in 1852. Stone, partly rubble and partly ashlar, with steel footbridge added on north-west side. Bridge consists of two segmental arches, the central pier with cutwater on each side. South-east side has parapet with coping, carried round the cutwater to form a refuge. North-west parapet (rebuilt) has 2 re-set datestones inscribed 1642. The north-west half of the bridge, including the cutwater, is of ashlar. The south-east half is mainly of rubble with ashlar abutments and cutwater.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV2296Monograph: Henderson, C. + Jervoise, E.. 1938. Old Devon Bridges. Old Devon Bridges. Unknown. 46.
SDV297013List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: Department of Environment. 1986. Bovey Tracey. Historic Houses Register. A4 Spiral Bound. 70.
SDV320988Report - Assessment: Exeter Archaeology. 2001. Archaeological Assessment of Proposed Development Site off Fore Street, Bovey Tracey. Exeter Archaeology Report. 01.67. A4 Stapled + Digital. 5.
SDV338864Report - Survey: Jenkinson, T.. 2004 - 2011. A382 Newton Abbot to Whiddon Down. Devon Milestone Survey. A4 Stapled.
SDV340030Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1953. SX87NW6. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV340032Monograph: Hyde, H. B.. 1921. Bovey Beads. Bovey Beads. Unknown. 60.
SDV359352Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2016. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #109081 ]
SDV359353National Heritage List for England: Historic England. 2016. National Heritage List for England. Historic Houses Register. Digital.
SDV361298Report - Survey: Jenkinson, T.. 2004 - 2013. A382 Newton Abbot to Whiddon Down. Devon Milestone Survey. Digital.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV4359 - Milestone Survey from Newton Abbot to Whiddon Down

Date Last Edited:Feb 10 2016 3:04PM