MERRIVALE BRIDGE

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1152185
Date first listed:
23-Jan-1987
Statutory Address:
MERRIVALE BRIDGE

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Location

Statutory Address:
MERRIVALE BRIDGE

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

County:
Devon
District:
West Devon (District Authority)
Parish:
Dartmoor Forest
County:
Devon
District:
West Devon (District Authority)
Parish:
Whitchurch
National Park:
DARTMOOR
National Grid Reference:
SX5502375096

Details

WHITCHURCH MERRIVALE

SX 57 NW 4/180

Merrivale Bridge

II

Bridge over the River Walkham. C18, incorporating ashlar work probably of C17. Granite and slatestone rubble, with granite ashlar on upstream side, C20 cast iron railings. On downstream side, the bridge has 2 round arches with keystones and flood arch to left with rusticated keystone, stepped pier between 2 main arches. On upstream side, 2 round arches with keystones, central stepped cutwater in ashlar and ashlar abutments, probably of earlier build; flood arch as on downstream side. Length of bridge about 12 metres, span across of about 4 metres. Parapet rebuilt, slightly above road level, with C20 railings. The bridge may have been reconstructed at the time of the Turnpike Act for roads leading into Tavistock in 1762. (Sources: Henderson and Jervoise: Old Devon Bridges).

The asset was previously listed twice also at List entry 1105377. This entry was removed from the List on 3rd August 2015.

Listing NGR: SX5502375096

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
94090
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

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

Legal

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

End of official listing

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Date: 10 Jun 2001
Reference: IOE01/04417/03
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Brian Richards. Source Historic England Archive
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