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Hele Bridge at Ngr 9331 2782

A Grade II Listed Building in Dulverton, Somerset

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Latitude: 51.0399 / 51°2'23"N

Longitude: -3.5232 / 3°31'23"W

OS Eastings: 293306

OS Northings: 127831

OS Grid: SS933278

Mapcode National: GBR LG.GWSJ

Mapcode Global: FRA 36HC.K7N

Plus Code: 9C3R2FQG+XP

Entry Name: Hele Bridge at Ngr 9331 2782

Listing Date: 4 August 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1263928

English Heritage Legacy ID: 429171

Location: Dulverton, Somerset West and Taunton, Somerset, TA22

County: Somerset

Civil Parish: Dulverton

Traditional County: Somerset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset

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9/53 Hele Bridge at NGR SS 9331 2782


Road bridge over River Exe. Medieval in origin, repaired 1628 and 1866, widened on south side in 1892 by G B Fisher for Somerset County Council. Random rubble local stone with rubble voussoirs and hit-and-miss coping to parapet, south side
squared, irregularly coursed local stone with blue glazed brick voussoirs and saddleback coping. Three arch span; 4-centred arches on north side flanking pointed cutwaters with rubble tops, circular iron tie above apex of centre
arch; the earlier parapet seems to have extended to the top of the cutwaters and is visible in the south-west corner. South side, semi-circular headed arches, pointed cutwater between with parapet extended along the line of the cutwaters
to form recesses similar to those found on medieval packhorse bridges. The soffits of the arches have been extended in brick on the south side and would appear to indicate 2 periods of building. An interesting example of how a medieval bridge has been adapted to modern needs. Ogilby in 1675 includes the road from Hele Bridge to Dulverton in his Bridgwater-Barnstaple road. (Bently and Murless, Somerset Roads, 1985; Photograph in NMR).

Listing NGR: SS9330627831

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