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Cowley Bridge

A Grade II* Listed Building in Upton Pyne, Devon

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Latitude: 50.7488 / 50°44'55"N

Longitude: -3.5502 / 3°33'0"W

OS Eastings: 290733

OS Northings: 95502

OS Grid: SX907955

Mapcode National: GBR P0.N6Q9

Mapcode Global: FRA 37G3.DQ3

Plus Code: 9C2RPCXX+GW

Entry Name: Cowley Bridge

Listing Date: 29 January 1953

Last Amended: 25 October 1984

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1164147

English Heritage Legacy ID: 86110

Location: Upton Pyne, East Devon, Devon, EX5

County: Devon

Civil Parish: Upton Pyne

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Exeter St David

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text


290/3/59 COWLEY


SX 99 NW
3/59 Cowley Bridge
- II*
Road bridge across the River Exe. 1813-14. By James Green, Civil Engineer and
Surveyor for the County of Devon. Ashlar span of 3 segmented arches; pilasters
between arches with round-headed niches below parapet, and small recessed panels
above. Dentilled band at road level, and coped parapet. Voussoirs are of
Thorverton stone, as are the abutments to either end, and these contrast nicely
with the red sandstone of the main structure. Low cutwaters. Cowley Bridge was
built to replace a 12-arched bridge at the joint expense of the County of Devon and
the Chamber of Exeter in the mayoralities of B W Johnson Burnes Pitch and John
Flour Esquires. This information, together with the date of the laying of the
first stone (22nd June 1813) is recorded on 2 inscription panels facing each other
on the parapet. The bridge cost £9,000 and is Green's most important bridge.
Sources: [1] NMR; typescript article, James Green, civil engineer, 1781-1849, County Bridge Surveyor of Devon, 1808-1841 by A B George. [2] Buildings of England, p. 410.
Cowley Bridge spans the River Exe and is partly in the City of Exeter and partly in Upton Pyne parish.

Listing NGR: SX9073395502

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

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