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Culmstock Bridge

A Grade II Listed Building in Culmstock, Devon

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Latitude: 50.9163 / 50°54'58"N

Longitude: -3.28 / 3°16'48"W

OS Eastings: 310113

OS Northings: 113764

OS Grid: ST101137

Mapcode National: GBR LS.QJWD

Mapcode Global: FRA 460P.9Z2

Entry Name: Culmstock Bridge

Listing Date: 24 October 1951

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1147741

English Heritage Legacy ID: 95916

Location: Culmstock, Mid Devon, Devon, EX15

County: Devon

District: Mid Devon

Civil Parish: Culmstock

Built-Up Area: Culmstock

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Culmstock All Saints

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Culmstock Bridge


Road bridge over the River Culm. Medieval origins; much rebuilt after severe flood damage in 1774; C20 alterations and repairs. Local limestone rubble including dressed voussoirs and blocks used for the piers and cutwaters. 6-span bridge. The southernmost arch has been replaced by flat concrete lintel in the C20. The other 5 are segmental arches of different spans and heights. The piers project both sides with pointed cutwaters and some are continued up to the parapet to provide refuges, 3 upstream (east) and 2 downstream (west). Rubble parapet with rounded ashlar coping. This has been replaced with railings over the C20 arch. The road ramps over the bridge but the highest point is north of centre. According to Polwhele one arch was completely swept away in the 1774 flood and was replaced by 2. Thus there were originally 5 arches and are now 6. Its medieval origins are indicated by a bequest for repairs made in 1412.
Source: C. Henderson and E. Jervoise Old Devon Bridges (1938) p.54

Listing NGR: ST1011313764

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