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Stoke Canon Bridge and Causeway

A Grade II* Listed Building in Stoke Canon, Devon

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Latitude: 50.7676 / 50°46'3"N

Longitude: -3.5072 / 3°30'25"W

OS Eastings: 293808

OS Northings: 97526

OS Grid: SX938975

Mapcode National: GBR P1.S09Y

Mapcode Global: FRA 37J1.ZDK

Entry Name: Stoke Canon Bridge and Causeway

Listing Date: 7 March 1990

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1253020

English Heritage Legacy ID: 86136

Location: Stoke Canon, East Devon, Devon, EX5

County: Devon

District: East Devon

Civil Parish: Stoke Canon

Built-Up Area: Stoke Canon

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Stoke Canon St Mary Magdalene

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text

The following building shall be added to the list:

SX 99 NW
3/38 Stoke Canon bridge
and causeway
- II*
Road bridge over River Exe and causeway. Probably C15 rebuilding of earlier
medieval bridge; widened and partly rebuilt in early C19. Ashlar and dressed
Tharveton stone. The 3-span bridge over mainstream of river has 3 chamfered
segmental arches and piers with cutwaters on both up and downstream sides, and
a double-chamfered 2-centred flood arch to north. The east side of the flood
arch and both sides of the main stream arches have been widened in circa early
C19 with unchamfered segmental arches with stringcourses above at road level
but incorporating the medieval bridge. A long causeway to south with 2 circa
early C19 flood arches and a mill race arch at its south end, all with
segmental arches without stringcourses above. Low parapets with saddle-back
coping, replaced in concrete in places. In 1326 Bishop Stapledon gave £4 for
the upkeep of the bridge. In C17, on his way to Truro from Exeter, Ogilby
mentioned a bridge with nine arches and a further arch at the north end he
called "Swine Bridge". In 1809 James Green, the County Surveyor, stated that
there were 3 main arches, one flood water arch to north east and 3 to south
west and an arch over the mill water; the carriageway he noted was 10 1/2 feet
wide and "the whole bridge requires considerable repair". Therefore it is
probable that it was repaired and widened soon after 1809.
Source: C Henderson and E Jervoise, Old Devon Bridges, p.56.

Listing NGR: SX9380897526

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