History in Structure

This site is entirely user-supported. See how you can help.

Spara Bridge

A Grade II* Listed Building in Ashton, Devon

We don't have any photos of this building yet. Why don't you be the first to send us one?

Upload Photo »

Approximate Location Map
Large Map »


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

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

Find accommodation in


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

Selected Sources

Book cover links are generated automatically from the sources. They are not necessarily always correct, as book names at Amazon may not be quite the same as those used referenced in the text.

Source title links go to a search for the specified title at Amazon. Availability of the title is dependent on current publication status. You may also want to check AbeBooks, particularly for older titles.

Recommended Books

Other nearby listed buildings

BritishListedBuildings.co.uk is an independent online resource and is not associated with any government department. All government data published here is used under licence. Please do not contact BritishListedBuildings.co.uk for any queries related to any individual listed building, planning permission related to listed buildings or the listing process itself.

British Listed Buildings is a Good Stuff website.