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Fenny Bridge

A Grade II Listed Building in Feniton, Devon

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Latitude: 50.7798 / 50°46'47"N

Longitude: -3.2569 / 3°15'24"W

OS Eastings: 311480

OS Northings: 98558

OS Grid: SY114985

Mapcode National: GBR P8.4828

Mapcode Global: FRA 4720.T50

Entry Name: Fenny Bridge

Listing Date: 24 October 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1098148

English Heritage Legacy ID: 86834

Location: Feniton, East Devon, Devon, EX14

County: Devon

Civil Parish: Feniton

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Feniton St Andrew

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text

SY 19 NW
7/74 Fenny Bridge

Road bridge over the River Otter. 1809 by James Green. Flemish bond red brick with
granite coping and piers, the latter include local conglomerate ashlar in less
exposed places. 3-span bridge of large segmental arches springing from low vertical
abutments. The 2 piers have low round-ended cutwaters each end. These are built of
rusticated granite ashlar and have low pitch semi-conical caps. Above this level
each side of the bridge is divided into 5 bays by shallow piers, one over each
cutwater, one over each riverbank abutment and terminal piers each end as the outer
bays allow the road level to gradually ramp up towards the centre. A plain brick
stringcourse projects at road level and follows round the piers as they ascend to
the parapet which has granite ashlar weathered coping. The piers over the cutwaters
are panelled.
This handsome bridge carries the pre-motorway main London road. It apparently
replaced a stone bridge described as St Annes Bridge by Leland and Polwhele. The
earliest document deals with funds for repairs granted in 1555.
Source: Devon SMR.

Listing NGR: SY1148098558

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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