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Thornham Bridge and Icehouse Adjoining North West

A Grade II Listed Building in Ermington, Devon

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Latitude: 50.3715 / 50°22'17"N

Longitude: -3.9102 / 3°54'36"W

OS Eastings: 264252

OS Northings: 54139

OS Grid: SX642541

Mapcode National: GBR Q8.0396

Mapcode Global: FRA 28P2.4F9

Plus Code: 9C2R93CQ+HW

Entry Name: Thornham Bridge and Icehouse Adjoining North West

Listing Date: 22 May 1990

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1108569

English Heritage Legacy ID: 100534

ID on this website: 101108569

Location: Penquit, South Hams, Devon, PL21

County: Devon

District: South Hams

Civil Parish: Ermington

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Ermington St Peter and St Paul

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

Tagged with: Bridge Building Icehouse

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The following buildings shall be added to the list:


5/261 Thornham Bridge and
icehouse adjoining
north west


Bridge carrying track over River Erme and attached icehouse. Bridge dated
1818. Icehouse later C19. Coursed slate rubble with dressed granite voussoirs
to arches and rounded granite coping to parapets. Wide segmental main arch
over stream with smaller round flood arch in east abutment. The pier between
the two arches is partly ashlar and may be the remains of an earlier bridge.
Limestone tablet on the north side over the main arch with inscription and
date 1818. The carriageway is quite narrow and carries what is now a grass
The icehouse attached to the west end of the north side is probably a later
C19 addition ; steps lead down to a narrow passage with a cambered brick
vault and a niche on the north side of the end. The icehouse probably served
Thornham (house), said to have been built in 1796 and extended in late C19.

Listing NGR: SX6425254139

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