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Merrivale Bridge

A Grade II Listed Building in Whitchurch, Devon

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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

Entry Name: Merrivale Bridge

Listing Date: 23 January 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1152185

English Heritage Legacy ID: 94090

Location: Whitchurch, West Devon, Devon, PL20

County: Devon

District: West Devon

Civil Parish: Whitchurch

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

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Listing Text


SX 57 NW

Merrivale Bridge


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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