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Blackpool Bridge

A Grade II Listed Building in Stoke Fleming, Devon

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.3197 / 50°19'10"N

Longitude: -3.613 / 3°36'46"W

OS Eastings: 285262

OS Northings: 47881

OS Grid: SX852478

Mapcode National: GBR QR.M7DZ

Mapcode Global: FRA 38B6.085

Entry Name: Blackpool Bridge

Listing Date: 25 March 1991

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1164486

English Heritage Legacy ID: 99932

Location: Stoke Fleming, South Hams, Devon, TQ6

County: Devon

District: South Hams

Civil Parish: Stoke Fleming

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Stoke Fleming St Peter

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text

STOKE FLEMING BLACKPOOL
SX84NE Blackpool Bridge
6/147
II

Road bridge over a stream known as Blackpool Lake. Probably C18 or early
C19 or C18 with early C19 alterations. Slate rubble. Small segmental arch
and a smaller round flood arch on the east side. The arches have dressed
slate voussoirs. The south side is corbelled out over the main arch, possi-
bly because of road widening. The road level is high above the arches but
the parapets are low and have vertical dressed slate coping with vertical
slate lacing.
The improvements to the bridge might have been made for the Knightsbridge-
Dartmouth Turnpike Trust. Jones Green the County Surveyor of Bridges de-
scribed the bridge in 1809 as being 4 feet wide, therefore an earlier bridge
ought to be buried in the later rebuilding.
Source: C. Henderson and E. Jervoise, Old Devon Bridges, page 30.


Listing NGR: SX8526247881

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Description

STOKE FLEMING BLACKPOOL
SX84NE Blackpool Bridge
6/147
II

Road bridge over a stream known as Blackpool Lake. Probably C18 or early
C19 or C18 with early C19 alterations. Slate rubble. Small segmental arch
and a smaller round flood arch on the east side. The arches have dressed
slate voussoirs. The south side is corbelled out over the main arch, possi-
bly because of road widening. The road level is high above the arches but
the parapets are low and have vertical dressed slate coping with vertical
slate lacing.
The improvements to the bridge might have been made for the Knightsbridge-
Dartmouth Turnpike Trust. Jones Green the County Surveyor of Bridges de-
scribed the bridge in 1809 as being 4 feet wide, therefore an earlier bridge
ought to be buried in the later rebuilding.
Source: C. Henderson and E. Jervoise, Old Devon Bridges, page 30.


Listing NGR: SX8526247881

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