RUSHFORD BRIDGE

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1106199
Date first listed:
20-Feb-1952
Statutory Address:
RUSHFORD BRIDGE

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Location

Statutory Address:
RUSHFORD BRIDGE

The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County:
Devon
District:
West Devon (District Authority)
Parish:
Chagford
National Park:
DARTMOOR
National Grid Reference:
SX 70504 88216

Details

SX 78 NW CHAGFORD

4/65 Rushford Bridge 20.2.52 - II

Road bridge over River Teign. Probably C17 but may be earlier, widened in late C18 - early C19, refurbished in 1911. Mainly large blocks of coursed granite ashlar with some granite stone rubble. The original 2-span bridge has plain-vaulted elliptical, nearly round-headed, arches springing from vestical abuttments. Unusually narrow central pier with pointed cutwaters rising nearly to parapet level. In late C18 - early C19 the bridge was widened on a slightly different axis. The wider road is carried out on lower segmental arches springing from the top of the old cutwater. The parapet ramps up towards the centre following the humpback of the road. It has rounded coping and terminal piers which project externally only after the parapet wall curves outwards. Bridge is now held together by cast iron strainer bars. The bosses each end are embossed with the initials of Devon County Council and the date 1911. The bridge was repaired by the parish between 1560-92 and by the county in 1960. Source: Henderson and Jervoise Old Devon Bridges (1938) p.40.

Listing NGR: SX7050488216

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
94594
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Henderson, C, Jervoise, E , Old Devon Bridges, (1938), 40

Legal

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

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