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Road Bridge at Ngr Ss 2880 0838

A Grade II Listed Building in Pancrasweek, Devon

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Latitude: 50.8495 / 50°50'58"N

Longitude: -4.4333 / 4°25'59"W

OS Eastings: 228804

OS Northings: 108371

OS Grid: SS288083

Mapcode National: GBR K7.VSTY

Mapcode Global: FRA 16LV.JNG

Entry Name: Road Bridge at Ngr Ss 2880 0838

Listing Date: 18 December 1989

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1317778

English Heritage Legacy ID: 91954

Location: Pancrasweek, Torridge, Devon, EX22

County: Devon

District: Torridge

Civil Parish: Pancrasweek

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Pyworthy with Pancrasweek

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text


9/48 Road Bridge at NGR
SS 2880 0838


Road bridge over remains of Bude canal. 1819-23, restored C20. By James Green, engineer to the Bude Harbour and Canal Company. Concrete roadway carried on 4 closely spaced cast iron arches with cast iron centring and wallplate, wooden post and rail parapet, coursed local stone abutments. The Bude canal was built to transport sea sand, rich in calcium carbonate to fertilise the poor upland clay soils of the surrounding area. The canal was fed from a reservoir, now called the Tamar Lake, to the north, and this road bridge crosses the feeder canal. Illustrated as Moreton Bridge in Harris and Ellis. This is one of the few surviving features of this remarkable piece of engineering, notable for its use of inclined planes. The canal closed in 1902. (H.Harris and M.Ellis, The Bude
Canal, 1972)

Listing NGR: SS2880408371

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