This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.
BOVEY TRACEY STATION ROAD, Bovey Tracey SX 8178
11/87 Bovey Bridge - 23.8.55 GV II
Bridge over River Bovey at south-west end of Fore Street. Probably built in 1642 (datestone) and widened in 1852. Stone, partly rubble and partly ashlar, with steel footbridge added on north-west side. Bridge consists of two segmental arches, the central pier with cutwater on each side. South-east side has parapet with coping, carried round the cutwater to form a refuge. North-west parapet (rebuilt) has 2 re-set datestones inscribed 1642. The north-west half of the bridge, including the cutwater, is of ashlar. The south-east half is mainly of rubble with ashlar abutments and cutwater.
Sources: G P Jones, Notes on Bovey Tracey, 1826 with additions by H F Williams in 1962 (typescript in Westcountry Studies Library, Exeter) p.23. Devon Quarter Sessions records, 1842-3 and 1852-3 (Devon Record Office, Devon Q/S 1/29, pp.113, 139, 168, 198, 218; 1/30, pp.486, 517, 638, 664).
Listing NGR: SX8145378229
© Mr M J Medley. Source: Historic England Archive
This photograph was taken for the Images of England project
People & Organisations
Photographer: Medley, M J
Rights Holder: Medley, M J
Ashlar, Rubble, Steel, Stone, Stuart Bridge, Monument <By Form>, Transport, Footbridge, Pedestrian Transport Site
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