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Gara Bridge

A Grade II Listed Building in Diptford, Devon

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Latitude: 50.3672 / 50°22'1"N

Longitude: -3.7886 / 3°47'18"W

OS Eastings: 272892

OS Northings: 53452

OS Grid: SX728534

Mapcode National: GBR QF.ZBH3

Mapcode Global: FRA 28Y2.9V4

Entry Name: Gara Bridge

Listing Date: 26 April 1993

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1211243

English Heritage Legacy ID: 101132

Location: Diptford, South Hams, Devon, TQ9

County: Devon

District: South Hams

Civil Parish: Diptford

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Diptford St Mary the Virgin

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text

Gara Bridge


Road bridge over the river Avon. Probably C17 and widened in c18 or early
C19. Slate rubble with dressed slate arches. One large single span (about
8 metres) segmental arch with double arch rings, the inner ring recessed,
the outer ring chamfered on the north upstream side. The parapets appear
to have been raised or rebuilt and the abutments are splayed out.
The bridge was originally a very narrow packhorse bridge that has been
widened on the downstream south side. The straight masonry joint is
clearly visible on the intrados of the arch.
That the bridge was widened on the south side is indicated by the chamfered
arch ring on the north side and this view is supported by Jervoise and
Henderson. If this is true the original bridge was narrower than the width
of the addition. The bridge would have been so narrow that it would only
have been a footbridge but with a considerable span. Situated partly in
North Huish Parish.
Source: Henderson, C. and Jervoise, E. - Old Devon Bridges, page 27.

Listing NGR: SX7289253452

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