37 Cast Iron Fence Posts Between Bridgeland Street And Bideford Bridge

12 Sep 1999
37 Cast Iron Fence Posts Between Bridgeland Street And Bideford Bridge, The Quay, Bideford, Torridge, Devon, EX39 2HW
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This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.


SS4526 THE QUAY 842-1/5/232 (East side) 37 cast-iron fence posts between Bridgeland St and Bideford Bridge


37 cast-iron fence-posts. Most dated 1847, one 1892. the remainder undated. Identical in design with tapered octagonal shafts and moulded caps, the sides panelled; at the top, holes to carry tubular iron bars (now removed), at the bottom, in most cases, mountings for rings (nearly all broken off), presumably intended to carry chains. The 3 posts adjoining the bridge have holes top and bottom, the section immediately next to the bridge now having C20 replacement-bars. Most carry an inscription moulded on one, or occasionally two panels: IRON FOUNDERS BIDEFORD 1847. Some lack the date or any inscription at all; the ninth post from the north has the date 1892. The surface-level of the quay has clearly risen considerably; probably the founder's name is on the buried sections of the posts. There is a gap in the centre of the series, corresponding roughly to the present working quay. The tubular bars seem to have been added after the widening of the quay in 1899; they were in position by 1905. Photographs of the early 1880s show chains hanging from the tops of the posts.

Listing NGR: SS4549126661


This is part of the Series: IOE01/1773 IOE Records taken by Tim Sanders; within the Collection: IOE01 Images Of England


© Mr Tim Sanders. Source: Historic England Archive

This photograph was taken for the Images of England project

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Photographer: Sanders, Tim

Rights Holder: Sanders, Tim


Cast Iron, Victorian Fence, Monument (By Form), Barrier