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Bridge Approximately 130 Metres South East of Wood House

A Grade II* Listed Building in South Tawton, Devon

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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

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1305935

English Heritage Legacy ID: 94982

Location: South Tawton, West Devon, Devon, EX20

County: 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

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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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