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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
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1165822
English Heritage Legacy ID: 92553
Location: Sydenham Damerel, West Devon, Devon, PL19
District: West Devon
Civil Parish: Sydenham Damerel
Traditional County: Cornwall
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon
SX 47 SW
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.
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