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HER Number:MDV9480
Name:Bridford Bridge

Summary

Bridford Bridge, over the River Teign, probably dates from the 16th century. Illustrated by Swete in the late 18th century with two arches and cut-waters on the up and downstream sides. It has been widened on the upstream side and now has a single segmental arch on that face. The granite rubble parapets and granite capping are presumed to be 19th century.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 833 872
Map Sheet:SX88NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishBridford
Civil ParishDoddiscombsleigh
DistrictTeignbridge
Ecclesiastical ParishBRIDFORD

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX88NW/11
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • ROAD BRIDGE (Built, XVI - 1501 AD to 1599 AD (Between))

Full description

Swete, R. J. (Revd), 1792-1801, 564M 'Picturesque Sketches of Devon' by Reverend John Swete, F13/125, 127 (Record Office Collection). SDV337942.

Illustrations by Swete depicting a two-arched stone bridge with a central cut-water on the up and downstream faces.


Henderson, C. + Jervoise, E., 1938, Old Devon Bridges, 42 (Monograph). SDV2296.


Department of Environment, 1988, Bridford, 27 (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV350338.


Department of Environment, 1988, Doddiscombsleigh, 90 (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV342047.


Swete, J. (ed. Gray T. + Rowe, M.), 2000, Travels in Georgian Devon. The Illustrated Journals of the Reverend John Swete. Vol. 4, 28-29 (Monograph). SDV339713.


Ordnance Survey, 2012, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV348725.


English Heritage, 2012, National Heritage List for England (National Heritage List for England). SDV348729.

Bridford Bridge. Road bridge over the River Teign. Probably 16th century 2-span bridge, widened on the upstream side with a single span in the 19th century. On the downstream side the bridge has 2 pointed arches with recessed arch rings and cutwaters; single segmental arch on upstream side; 3 rounded flood arches. Granite rubble parapets with granite capping are presumably 19th century. Described by Henderson and Jervoise as the 'most interesting bridge over the River Teign', noted by Leland and said to have been in decay in 1678. In the early 19th century it was 9.5 feet wide, present width 13.5 feet. Date listed: 30th June 1961.


Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, Unknown, SX88NW8 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV296020.

Site visit 23rd April 1953. Stone bridge, probably 16th century. Two arches are Tudor type. In 1678 it was stated to be in decay. Now the early parts are in good repair. Modern widening on upstream site, the parapet on the downstream side has also been rebuilt. Upstream the bridge has a single segmental span.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV2296Monograph: Henderson, C. + Jervoise, E.. 1938. Old Devon Bridges. Old Devon Bridges. Unknown. 42.
SDV296020Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. Unknown. SX88NW8. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV337942Record Office Collection: Swete, R. J. (Revd). 1792-1801. 564M 'Picturesque Sketches of Devon' by Reverend John Swete. Devon Record Office Collection. Unknown + Digital. F13/125, 127.
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. 28-29.
SDV342047List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: Department of Environment. 1988. Doddiscombsleigh. Historic Houses Register. A4 Spiral Bound. 90.
SDV348725Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2012. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #109772 ]
SDV348729National Heritage List for England: English Heritage. 2012. National Heritage List for England. Website.
SDV350338List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: Department of Environment. 1988. Bridford. Historic Houses Register. A4 Comb Bound. 27.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Jun 14 2016 11:20AM