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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
Entry Name: Cowley Bridge
Listing Date: 29 January 1953
Last Amended: 25 October 1984
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1164147
English Heritage Legacy ID: 86110
Location: Upton Pyne, East Devon, Devon, EX5
District: East 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
30-JUN-61 COWLEY BRIDGE
UPTON PYNE COWLEY
SX 99 NW
3/59 Cowley Bridge
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:  NMR; typescript article, James Green, civil engineer, 1781-1849, County Bridge Surveyor of Devon, 1808-1841 by A B George.  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
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