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Buckland Bridge

A Grade II Listed Building in Widecombe in the Moor, Devon

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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

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1334228

English Heritage Legacy ID: 85239

Location: Widecombe in the Moor, Teignbridge, Devon, TQ13

County: Devon

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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Listing Text

SX 77 SW
- Buckland Bridge

- II

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,
331; 74/9/1/17.

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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