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New Bridge

A Grade II* Listed Building in Widecombe in the Moor, Devon

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Latitude: 50.5235 / 50°31'24"N

Longitude: -3.819 / 3°49'8"W

OS Eastings: 271151

OS Northings: 70883

OS Grid: SX711708

Mapcode National: GBR QD.GGN1

Mapcode Global: FRA 27WP.3Z4

Entry Name: New Bridge

Listing Date: 23 August 1955

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1241905

English Heritage Legacy ID: 441166

Location: Widecombe in the Moor, Teignbridge, Devon, TQ13

County: Devon

District: Teignbridge

Civil Parish: Holne

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Holne St Mary the Virgin

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text

SX 77 SW

New Bridge



Bridge crossing River Dart. Believed to be C15, repaired in 1645.
Granite rubble, except for arch at the Holne end which is of ashlar; the piers are
of squared and coursed rubble up to springing level of the arches. Bridge consists
of two main arches across the river with a smaller third arch crossing the Widecombe
bank. The arches are rounded, except for the centre one which is very slightly
pointed. They have well-cut voussoirs, the masonry above projecting slightly on
chamfered corbels. On the underside the two main arches spring from chamfered
imposts. Both piers have sharply pointed cutwaters on each side, these forming
refuges on top. The parapets on the Holne side are of ashlar as far as the first
cutwater, sweeping outwards at the end to finish in low, oblong-section piers; the
rounded granite coping extends to one half of the first cutwater. On the Widecombe
side the parapets are of rubble, also sweeping outwards at the end, but here dying
away into the ground; the copings are of chamfered granite blocks.
Source: C Henderson and E Jervoise, Old Devon Bridges, 1938, p.33.

The asset was previously listed twice also at List entry 1147169.
This entry was removed from the List on 7th March 2016.

This entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 8th March 2016.

Listing NGR: SX7115170883

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

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