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Latitude: 50.6792 / 50°40'44"N
Longitude: -3.8342 / 3°50'3"W
OS Eastings: 270504
OS Northings: 88216
OS Grid: SX705882
Mapcode National: GBR QB.YJS3
Mapcode Global: FRA 27V8.XRT
Entry Name: Rushford Bridge
Listing Date: 20 February 1952
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1106199
English Heritage Legacy ID: 94594
Location: Chagford, West Devon, Devon, TQ13
District: West Devon
Civil Parish: Chagford
Traditional County: Devon
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon
Church of England Parish: Chagford St Michael
Church of England Diocese: Exeter
SX 78 NW CHAGFORD
4/65 Rushford Bridge
Road bridge over River Teign. Probably C17 but may be earlier, widened in late C18 -
early C19, refurbished in 1911. Mainly large blocks of coursed granite ashlar with
some granite stone rubble. The original 2-span bridge has plain-vaulted elliptical,
nearly round-headed, arches springing from vestical abuttments. Unusually narrow
central pier with pointed cutwaters rising nearly to parapet level. In late C18 -
early C19 the bridge was widened on a slightly different axis. The wider road is
carried out on lower segmental arches springing from the top of the old cutwater.
The parapet ramps up towards the centre following the humpback of the road. It has
rounded coping and terminal piers which project externally only after the parapet
wall curves outwards. Bridge is now held together by cast iron strainer bars. The
bosses each end are embossed with the initials of Devon County Council and the date
The bridge was repaired by the parish between 1560-92 and by the county in 1960.
Source: Henderson and Jervoise Old Devon Bridges (1938) p.40.
Listing NGR: SX7050488216
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