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Aveton Gifford Bridges and Causeway

A Grade II Listed Building in Aveton Gifford, Devon

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.3081 / 50°18'29"N

Longitude: -3.8371 / 3°50'13"W

OS Eastings: 269278

OS Northings: 46969

OS Grid: SX692469

Mapcode National: GBR QC.Q41L

Mapcode Global: FRA 28V6.WG3

Entry Name: Aveton Gifford Bridges and Causeway

Listing Date: 28 July 1989

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1108159

English Heritage Legacy ID: 99451

Location: Aveton Gifford, South Hams, Devon, TQ7

County: Devon

District: South Hams

Civil Parish: Aveton Gifford

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Churchstow St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text

AVETON GIFFORD A379
SX 64 NE
4/9 Aveton Gifford bridges
and Causeway
- II
Also in Churchstow c.p.
Two bridges over River Avon and mill leat. Contains some late mediaeval fabric,
but widened and extended in early C19. Rubble. At the north end, over former
mill leat, 2 segmental arches to flush voussoirs and triangular cutwater; near
horizontal squared parapet runs down to Bridge House on the west side, and
continuously from turning to Marsh Mill towards south. At south end a six-arch
bridge, one of these mostly absorbed in later embankment, flush voussoirs,
triangular cutwaters; parapet walls continuous on east side linking with parapet
to north bridge, and taken along to garage forecourt on west side. Parapet wall
has series of vertical through stones in regular bays, characteristic of bridges
in the area. The ford is said to have been first bridged c.1440; a major
widening of c.2 m occurred on the upstream side. Crossing still of importance
and heavily used.


Listing NGR: SX6927846969

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