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Ponsworthy Bridge

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

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.5503 / 50°33'1"N

Longitude: -3.8346 / 3°50'4"W

OS Eastings: 270125

OS Northings: 73887

OS Grid: SX701738

Mapcode National: GBR QC.6QPR

Mapcode Global: FRA 27VL.XM8

Entry Name: Ponsworthy Bridge

Listing Date: 3 November 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1242424

English Heritage Legacy ID: 441814

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

County: Devon

District: Teignbridge

Civil Parish: Widecombe in the Moor

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Leusdon St John the Baptist

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text

WIDECOMBE-IN- PONSWORTH
SX 77 SW THE-MOOR
6/240 Ponsworthy Bridge
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GV II

Bridge. Probably early C19 with C17 abutments; parapets rebuilt late C19 or early
C20. Granite rubble. The bridge is about 3 metres wide, consisting of a single,
flattened elliptical arch with roughly-shaped voussoirs. Under the bridge the
abutments are built of large dressed blocks of granite, and these probably survive
from C17 or earlier. Parapets have copings of roughly-cut granite blocks. At the
north-east end, built into the north-west parapet, is an old granite block, slightly
mutilated. It appears to be a datestone, being carved with 3 sets of figures, one
above the other; the top set seems to read 16, the second set 66, and the third set
1911.
The Quarter Sessions Order Books (in Devon Record Office) mention regular payments
for repairs to the bridge between 1840 and 1854.


Listing NGR: SX7012573887

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

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