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Spara Bridge

A Grade II* Listed Building in Lower Ashton, Exeter, Devon

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Latitude: 50.6449 / 50°38'41"N

Longitude: -3.637 / 3°38'13"W

OS Eastings: 284351

OS Northings: 84075

OS Grid: SX843840

Mapcode National: GBR QP.RM8M

Mapcode Global: FRA 378C.GXG

Plus Code: 9C2RJ9V7+W5

Entry Name: Spara Bridge

Listing Date: 11 November 1952

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1163425

English Heritage Legacy ID: 85554

Location: Ashton, Teignbridge, Devon, EX6

County: Devon

District: Teignbridge

Civil Parish: Ashton

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Ashton St John the Baptist

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text

SX 88 SW
5/33 Spara Bridge
Road bridge over the Teign. 1660 (datestone). Granite rubble. 2 span bridge with
segmental arches and a small flood span; tall cutwaters between the large spans rise
to form refuges; parapets with granite coping. Inscription panel set into upstream
parapet, rather decayed but recorded as 'This bridge was builded at the countyes
charges Anno 1660'. Jervoise and Henderson quote a 1647 reference that 'Sparrowe
Bridge was in Decay'; presumably the present bridge is the replacement.
Henderson, C and Jervoise, E, Old Devon Bridges (1938).

Listing NGR: SX8435184075

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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