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Long Bridge

A Grade I Listed Building in Barnstaple, Devon

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Latitude: 51.0774 / 51°4'38"N

Longitude: -4.0602 / 4°3'36"W

OS Eastings: 255778

OS Northings: 132921

OS Grid: SS557329

Mapcode National: GBR KQ.DK7S

Mapcode Global: FRA 26D8.L1C

Plus Code: 9C3Q3WGQ+XW

Entry Name: Long Bridge

Listing Date: 19 January 1951

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1384979

English Heritage Legacy ID: 485438

Location: Barnstaple, North Devon, Devon, EX31

County: Devon

District: North Devon

Civil Parish: Barnstaple

Built-Up Area: Barnstaple

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Sticklepath with Roundswell

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

Tagged with: Road bridge

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Long Bridge


Road bridge over the River Taw, including causeways. C13 in origin except for the three arches on the town side, replaced in 1589 (Pevsner). Widened three times at least, once by James Green in 1834, most recently in the 1960s, using concrete faced with rubble. Grey rubble with ashlar arch rings to one of the later phases; rubble parapet. Approximately 159 metres long. Sixteen arches with the pointed medieval arches of the 3m (10 ft) wide original visible behind the later segmental arches; cutwaters; platband at road level; plain parapet.

This is an important medieval bridge on a very large scale.

Listing NGR: SS5577832921

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