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Countess Wear Bridge

A Grade II Listed Building in Exeter, Devon

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Latitude: 50.6961 / 50°41'45"N

Longitude: -3.4994 / 3°29'57"W

OS Eastings: 294196

OS Northings: 89568

OS Grid: SX941895

Mapcode National: GBR P1.XNG3

Mapcode Global: FRA 37K7.GJ8

Plus Code: 9C2RMGW2+C6

Entry Name: Countess Wear Bridge

Listing Date: 4 June 2004

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1390895

English Heritage Legacy ID: 490873

ID on this website: 101390895

Location: Countess Wear, Exeter, Devon, EX2

County: Devon

District: Exeter

Electoral Ward/Division: Priory

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: Exeter

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Countess Wear St Luke

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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871/0/10193 COUNTESS WEAR
04-JUN-04 Countess Wear Bridge

Road bridge over River Exe. 1770; widened 1935-8. Limestone rubble with red sandstone arch rings and parapet coping; concrete widening faced in limestone rubble and red sandstone to harmonise with the original bridge. 6-span bridge widened on the south east downstream side. Segmental arches and wider elliptical central arch. On the piers between the arches there are cutwaters on both sides, rising up to refuges in the parapets.
The Countess of Devon constructed a weir across the River Exe on this site in 1286. In 1768-9 an Act was passed authorising the bridge, which was built in 1770.
SOURCES: [1] Henderson, C., Jervoise, E., Old Devon Bridges; pp.67 and 68. [2] Buildings of England, p.440.

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