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Old Bow Bridge

A Grade II Listed Building in Bickington, Devon

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Latitude: 50.5391 / 50°32'20"N

Longitude: -3.7021 / 3°42'7"W

OS Eastings: 279480

OS Northings: 72415

OS Grid: SX794724

Mapcode National: GBR QL.DGM1

Mapcode Global: FRA 374M.TT1

Plus Code: 9C2RG7QX+J5

Entry Name: Old Bow Bridge

Listing Date: 3 November 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1292893

English Heritage Legacy ID: 85230

Location: Bickington, Teignbridge, Devon, TQ12

County: Devon

District: Teignbridge

Civil Parish: Bickington

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Ashburton St Andrew

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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BICKINGTON LOVE LANE (south-west end),
SX 77 SE Bickington
7/32 Old Bow Bridge


Bridge. Late C17 or possibly earlier. Granite rubble. Consists of a single,
slightly pointed arch, each side of which has roughly shaped voussoirs. Rough
parapets, probably rebuilt, but that on the downstream side is slightly corbelled
over the head of the arch and for a little way to the south-west. On inner face of
downstream parapet, towards the road, is a tablet of Devonian limestone carved with
badly worn inscription which seems to read: THIS BRIDGE REPARED..COUMTY IN 1698
(but it could be 1688). There appear to be some names at the bottom of the
inscription. According to G Jones the bridge was widened to its present 12 feet in
1812, but there is no obvious structural evidence of it. About 140 metres to the
north-east, on the south-east, on the south-east side of Love Lane, is a boundary
stone marking the extent of roadway leading to the bridge that was to be maintained
by the county; this is separately listed.
Source: G Jones, Notes on Ashburton, 1825, with additional notes by H F Williams,
typescript in Westcountry Studies Library, Exeter 1962, p.3.

Listing NGR: SX7948072415

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