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Bickham Bridge bickham Bridge (Formerly Under the Parish of North Huish)

A Grade II* Listed Building in Diptford, Devon

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Latitude: 50.3845 / 50°23'4"N

Longitude: -3.7936 / 3°47'36"W

OS Eastings: 272585

OS Northings: 55385

OS Grid: SX725553

Mapcode National: GBR QF.Y95S

Mapcode Global: FRA 28Y0.V7P

Entry Name: Bickham Bridge bickham Bridge (Formerly Under the Parish of North Huish)

Listing Date: 9 February 1961

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1108342

English Heritage Legacy ID: 101107

Location: Diptford, South Hams, Devon, TQ9

County: Devon

District: South Hams

Civil Parish: Diptford

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Diptford St Mary the Virgin

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text

4/192 Bickham Bridge (formerly
under the parish of North
9.2.61 Huish)


Road bridge over River Avon. Probably circa C16 or early C17. Slate
rubble with dressed slate arches.
2-span bridge with round arches having recessed arch rings, the outer ring
is chamfered and the arches spring from chamfered imports. Curators on the
central pier on both the upstream and the downstream sides have triangular
refuges in the parapets. The parapets are made of dressed vertical slates
with deep lacing slates at intervals. The parapets splay out at either end
over the abutments. The carriageway over the bridge is about 3.5 metres
wide. Henderson and Jervoise and the former provisional list erroneously
state that the bridge has 3 spans.
Bickham Bridge is situated on the parish boundary and partly within North
Huish parish before the recent boundary changes. It is now entirely within
Source: Henderson, C. and Jervoise, E - Old Devon Bridges pp 26 and 27

Listing NGR: SX7258555385

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