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Bow Bridge

A Grade II Listed Building in Ashprington, Devon

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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

Plus Code: 9C2R98WH+R2

Entry Name: Bow Bridge

Listing Date: 11 November 1952

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1324943

English Heritage Legacy ID: 100946

Location: Ashprington, South Hams, Devon, TQ9

County: Devon

Civil Parish: Ashprington

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Ashprington St David

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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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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