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Latitude: 50.7472 / 50°44'49"N
Longitude: -3.9057 / 3°54'20"W
OS Eastings: 265647
OS Northings: 95907
OS Grid: SX656959
Mapcode National: GBR Q7.7BGP
Mapcode Global: FRA 27Q3.D7G
Plus Code: 9C2RP3WV+VP
Entry Name: Bridge Approximately 130 Metres South East of Wood House
Listing Date: 4 March 1988
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1305935
English Heritage Legacy ID: 94982
Location: South Tawton, West Devon, Devon, EX20
District: West Devon
Civil Parish: South Tawton
Traditional County: Devon
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon
Church of England Parish: South Tawton St Andrew
Church of England Diocese: Exeter
SX 69 NE SOUTH TAWTON
1/185 Bridge approximately 130 metres
south-east of Wood House
Bridge over the overflow stream out the north-west side of the landscaped lake.
1899-1905 by Thomas Mawson. Granite ashlar. Simple single span bridge with plain
segmental arch. Plain projecting dripcourse at road level supported by a series of
small corbels between the terminal piers project outwards and provide inside refuges
with stone benches.
This bridge is part of an extensive landscaping scheme conceived by Mawson to go
with the rebuilding of Rood House (q.v.). The landscaping of the nearby lake was an
important component of the scheme. Mawson himself considered the whole scheme as
one of his major achievements.
Source: T H Mawson The Art and Craft of Garden Making, (5th edition) includes
copious notes and illustrations of Wood House.
Listing NGR: SX6564795907
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