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Topsham Bridge (That Part Within the City District of Exeter)

A Grade II Listed Building in Topsham, Devon

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Latitude: 50.6844 / 50°41'4"N

Longitude: -3.4586 / 3°27'31"W

OS Eastings: 297050

OS Northings: 88214

OS Grid: SX970882

Mapcode National: GBR P3.3FH0

Mapcode Global: FRA 37N8.DDH

Entry Name: Topsham Bridge (That Part Within the City District of Exeter)

Listing Date: 11 November 1952

Last Amended: 10 January 2002

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1333327

English Heritage Legacy ID: 88892

Location: Exeter, Devon, EX3

County: Devon

Electoral Ward/Division: Topsham

Built-Up Area: Topsham

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Clyst St George

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text

871/18/721 BRIDGE HILL


Road bridge over River Clyst. Early C17 or earlier; largely destroyed circa mid C17; rebuilt and widened C18 and C19. Random rubble limestone. Four round main arches and a smaller floodwater arch to west. West arch has remains of springing of an earlier arch exposed on the south side. Dressed limestone arch rings; cutwaters to north and south; parapet with semi-circular coping. Earlier masonry visible under the arches and bridge widened by about 0.7m on either side [SMR]. The bridge was reported in 1647 as having been demolished by the command of Sir Thomas Fairfax and was still "unbuilt to the great prejudices" of the district. Twenty-three years later it was again said to be in decay. There is no date for the rebuilding [former list description for Exeter states that it was built in 1745 by Andrew Parker], but there are at least two builds visible.
SOURCES: [1] Henderson, C. and Jervoise, E. Old Devon Bridges [Exeter 1938] pp.69-70. [2]SMR.

Listing NGR: SX9704688207

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