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Latitude: 50.5332 / 50°31'59"N
Longitude: -3.8091 / 3°48'32"W
OS Eastings: 271880
OS Northings: 71948
OS Grid: SX718719
Mapcode National: GBR QD.FZ1K
Mapcode Global: FRA 27XN.7V0
Entry Name: Buckland Bridge
Listing Date: 3 November 1986
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1334228
English Heritage Legacy ID: 85239
Location: Widecombe in the Moor, Teignbridge, Devon, TQ13
Civil Parish: Widecombe in the Moor
Traditional County: Devon
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon
Church of England Parish: Ashburton St Andrew
Church of England Diocese: Exeter
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- Buckland Bridge
Bridge across River Webburn intowidecombe parish. Probably a late C18 rebuilding of
a C16 bridge, possibly widened in early C19. Granite and slatestone rubble with some
ashlar. About 4 metres wide, consisting of a single elliptical arch with dressed granite
voussoirs, the downstream side having a raised keystone. The abutments of the downstream
side of the bridge are of ashlar and presumably a different build from the rest. On
the Widecombe side the rubble part of the abutment has a rough stringcourse on the
underside, just below springing-level. Parapets match each other with copings of large,
roughly squared granite blocks. In 1815 the County Surveyor reported that Buckland
Bridge "appears to have been built by public subscription about thirty years since".
In 1821 the County agreed that it "be repaired and widened" at a cost not exceeding
£35, but the only payment recorded seems to be £2-10-2 paid to William Phillips for
repairs in the same year. A reference of 1578 to "the new bridge towards spychewke"
probably relates to Buckland Bridge.
Sources: Devon Record Office, Devon Q/S 1/24, pp. 257, 280; Devon Q/S 1/25 pp. 279,
Listing NGR: SX7188071948
This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.
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