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Latitude: 50.397 / 50°23'49"N
Longitude: -3.6724 / 3°40'20"W
OS Eastings: 281227
OS Northings: 56577
OS Grid: SX812565
Mapcode National: GBR QM.WJ5V
Mapcode Global: FRA 3860.13D
Entry Name: Bow Bridge
Listing Date: 11 November 1952
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1324943
English Heritage Legacy ID: 100946
Location: Ashprington, South Hams, Devon, TQ9
District: South Hams
Civil Parish: Ashprington
Traditional County: Devon
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon
Church of England Parish: Ashprington St David
Church of England Diocese: Exeter
6/37 BOW BRIDGE
Road bridge over Harbourne River. Probably late C17 or early C18, widened in
early to mid Cl9. Local stone rubble and slate. Single span hump-back bridge
with dressed slate round arch. The parapets have vertical slate lacing and
dressed stone coping. The parapets are swept out over the abutments which
extend a long way to the south west under which there is a very small flood
arch with a slate lintel.
The bridge has a span of about 5 metres. It was originally about 3 metres
wide but was widened on the downstream side in the early to mid C19 with a
finely dressed stone arch.
Leland in the C16 mentioned a bridge between Ashprington and Cornworthy but
this bridge probably no earlier than the late C17.
Source: Henderson C. and Jervoise E., Old Devon Bridges page 39.
Listing NGR: SX8122756577
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