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Horse Bridge

A Grade I Listed Building in Sydenham Damerel, Devon

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.5517 / 50°33'6"N

Longitude: -4.2597 / 4°15'35"W

OS Eastings: 240010

OS Northings: 74875

OS Grid: SX400748

Mapcode National: GBR NQ.GPMV

Mapcode Global: FRA 17ZL.SBX

Entry Name: Horse Bridge

Listing Date: 14 June 1952

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1165822

English Heritage Legacy ID: 92553

Location: Sydenham Damerel, West Devon, Devon, PL19

County: Devon

District: West Devon

Civil Parish: Sydenham Damerel

Traditional County: Cornwall

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

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Listing Text

SYDENHAM DAMEREL
SX 47 SW
12/310

HORSEBRIDGE

Horse Bridge

14.6.52

GV

I


Road bridge over the River Tamar. 1437 with later repairs. Roughly coursed slate stone with mainly granite coping and dressings. Five spans with hood-water arch to bank on each side, that to Cornish side more sharply pointed. Five tall cutwaters that rise to form triangular refuges to the parapets. Slightly pointed recessed cut stone arches, each below a chamfered moulding with relieving arches above. Chamfered strings at the springing of the arches. A chamfered string below the parapet carried round the cutwaters produces a slightly corbelled effect. On the north side of the bridge the cutwaters have curious stone corbels which may have been used for hanging salmon nets. Some putlock holes on the north side may have been used for timber structures to get access to the nets. Horse Bridge was financed by an indulgence to penitents who contributed towards its building. It may have marked the lower limits of the Abbot of Tavistock's fishery. Probably by the same builder as Greystone Bridge, Lawhitton Rural CP (qv).

The asset was previously listed twice also at List entry 1290978. That entry was removed from the List on 1 September 2016.

This entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 1 September 2016.

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

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