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Latitude: 50.5576 / 50°33'27"N
Longitude: -4.0481 / 4°2'53"W
OS Eastings: 255023
OS Northings: 75096
OS Grid: SX550750
Mapcode National: GBR Q0.GB0H
Mapcode Global: FRA 27DL.JR6
Plus Code: 9C2QHX52+2Q
Entry Name: Merrivale Bridge
Listing Date: 23 January 1987
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1152185
English Heritage Legacy ID: 94090
Location: Whitchurch, West Devon, Devon, PL20
Civil Parish: Whitchurch
Traditional County: Devon
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon
SX 57 NW
Bridge over the River Walkham. C18, incorporating ashlar work probably of C17.
Granite and slatestone rubble, with granite ashlar on upstream side, C20 cast iron
railings. On downstream side, the bridge has 2 round arches with keystones and flood
arch to left with rusticated keystone, stepped pier between 2 main arches. On
upstream side, 2 round arches with keystones, central stepped cutwater in ashlar and
ashlar abutments, probably of earlier build; flood arch as on downstream side.
Length of bridge about 12 metres, span across of about 4 metres. Parapet rebuilt,
slightly above road level, with C20 railings. The bridge may have been reconstructed
at the time of the Turnpike Act for roads leading into Tavistock in 1762.
(Sources: Henderson and Jervoise: Old Devon Bridges).
The asset was previously listed twice also at List entry 1105377. This entry was removed from the List on 3rd August 2015.
Listing NGR: SX5502375096
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