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Bridge Inn Public House

A Grade II Listed Building in Topsham, Devon

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.6845 / 50°41'4"N

Longitude: -3.4597 / 3°27'34"W

OS Eastings: 296974

OS Northings: 88226

OS Grid: SX969882

Mapcode National: GBR P3.3F66

Mapcode Global: FRA 37M8.KZ0

Entry Name: Bridge Inn Public House

Listing Date: 11 November 1952

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1306502

English Heritage Legacy ID: 88891

Location: Exeter, Devon, EX3

County: Devon

District: Exeter

Town: Exeter

Electoral Ward/Division: Topsham

Built-Up Area: Topsham

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Topsham St Margaret

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text

SX 9668 BRIDGE HILL
871/18/720 TOPSHAM
11-NOV-52 BRIDGE INN PUBLIC HOUSE

II
Public house. Probably of C18 origin with lower, right-hand wing late C18/early C19, and at rear former brewery and malt-house of similar date.
MATERIALS: earliest part of cob and stone, right-hand wing brick below and tile hung above under hipped roof. Rear wing mixture of cob, stone and brick. Part of rear wing slate-hung. Walls painted pink apart for slate-hung portion. Roofs slated except for left-hand lean-to with pantiles and left side of rear wing with pantiles and asbestos sheeting. Brick ridge stacks.
PLAN: 2 public rooms in right hand half of main range leading off corridor, further public room in former brewery/malt-house.
EXTERIOR: 2 storeys. Single storey lean-to addition on left. In original block 3 windows below, 4 above. Windows in left-hand have bay casements, others have sashes. 2 doors. Right-hand wing has 3-sided bay projection with sash windows to ground and first floors. On return 3-light sashes to ground and first floor windows. Further to right mixture of casement and sash windows of varied dtails.
INTERIOR: small left-hand lounge with high level cupboard set in back wall and high back curved settle, glazed above, defining one wall of corridor. Hatch cut c1945 to serving area/private parlour. Tap room at front with fixed seating, panelled behind, and 2 tiers of cupboards to left of fireplace. Panelling in corridor with horizontal boarding. Between lounge and former brewery/malt-house small room with brick built furnace that provided hot air for hop-drying and malting operations. Brewery/malt-house is a large rectangular room, malting floor removed with mid-C20 brick fireplace and one hop-shoot survives.
Front part of this public house is remarkable for survival of its C19 planning and fittings.

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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