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Black Torrington Bridge

A Grade II Listed Building in Sheepwash, Devon

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Latitude: 50.834 / 50°50'2"N

Longitude: -4.1746 / 4°10'28"W

OS Eastings: 246964

OS Northings: 106080

OS Grid: SS469060

Mapcode National: GBR KL.WS91

Mapcode Global: FRA 264W.PH3

Plus Code: 9C2QRRMG+H5

Entry Name: Black Torrington Bridge

Listing Date: 26 January 1989

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1105116

English Heritage Legacy ID: 91558

Location: Sheepwash, Torridge, Devon, EX21

County: Devon

District: Torridge

Civil Parish: Sheepwash

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

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Black Torrington Bridge


Road bridge over River Torridge. Probably C17 origins but much rebuilt in mid C19 and C20. Slate rubble with concreted coping stones and arches on downstream side. Two arches. On upstream side arches are rounded and there is a refuge with triangular cutwater below. On downstream side arches are four-centred and there is a refuge but no cutwater. Black Torrington Bridge was reported to be in decay in 1677. James Green, in the early C19, described it as having two arches carrying a roadway 3 metres wide.

The asset was previously listed twice also at List entry 1104542. That entry was removed from the List on 14 December 2016.

This entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 15 December 2016.

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