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Higher New Bridge

A Grade I Listed Building in St. Giles on the Heath, Devon

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Latitude: 50.6565 / 50°39'23"N

Longitude: -4.3372 / 4°20'13"W

OS Eastings: 234892

OS Northings: 86692

OS Grid: SX348866

Mapcode National: GBR NM.7V2H

Mapcode Global: FRA 17TB.L3R

Plus Code: 9C2QMM47+H4

Entry Name: Higher New Bridge

Listing Date: 22 November 1960

Last Amended: 11 January 1989

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1327996

English Heritage Legacy ID: 68026

Location: St. Stephens By Launceston Rural, Cornwall, PL15

County: Devon

District: Torridge

Civil Parish: St. Giles on the Heath

Traditional County: Cornwall

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Werrington

Church of England Diocese: Truro

Tagged with: Road bridge

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9/132 Higher New Bridge (previously
listed as part in Werrington parish
22.11.60 and part in Broadwoodwidger)


Road bridge over River Tamar. Part of the bridge is situated in Broadwoodwidger
parish Devon. Circa 1504. Ashlar granite with some local rubble stone. 3 slightly
pointed arches of approximately 25 feet span with two cutwaters between on each side.
Fourth smaller arch for floodwater. Dressed granite arch rings and impost mouldings.
Putlog holes above imposts suggested by Henderson to have previously held wooden
hatch or sluice gates.
Roadway 11 feet wide. The stone rubble parapets have been partly rebuilt in the C19
and C20 and the cutwaters continue up to form refuges.
Stone rubble C20 buttresses on west bank.
In 1504 Bishop Oldham was induced to grant an indulgence of 40 days to all penitents
who contributed to the 'Pons Novus de - juxta Launceston'. Described by John Leland
in 1539 who stated that the bridge was built and maintained by the Abbots of
Henderson, C. and Coates, H. Old Cornish Bridges and Streams, 1928 reprinted 1972.

Listing NGR: SX3489286692

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