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Statutory Address:

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

East Devon (District Authority)
Stoke Canon
National Grid Reference:
SX 93808 97526


The following building shall be added to the list:

STOKE CANON SX 99 NW 3/38 Stoke Canon bridge and causeway - II* Road bridge over River Exe and causeway. Probably C15 rebuilding of earlier medieval bridge; widened and partly rebuilt in early C19. Ashlar and dressed Tharveton stone. The 3-span bridge over mainstream of river has 3 chamfered segmental arches and piers with cutwaters on both up and downstream sides, and a double-chamfered 2-centred flood arch to north. The east side of the flood arch and both sides of the main stream arches have been widened in circa early C19 with unchamfered segmental arches with stringcourses above at road level but incorporating the medieval bridge. A long causeway to south with 2 circa early C19 flood arches and a mill race arch at its south end, all with segmental arches without stringcourses above. Low parapets with saddle-back coping, replaced in concrete in places. In 1326 Bishop Stapledon gave £4 for the upkeep of the bridge. In C17, on his way to Truro from Exeter, Ogilby mentioned a bridge with nine arches and a further arch at the north end he called "Swine Bridge". In 1809 James Green, the County Surveyor, stated that there were 3 main arches, one flood water arch to north east and 3 to south west and an arch over the mill water; the carriageway he noted was 10 1/2 feet wide and "the whole bridge requires considerable repair". Therefore it is probable that it was repaired and widened soon after 1809. Source: C Henderson and E Jervoise, Old Devon Bridges, p.56.

Listing NGR: SX9380897526


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Henderson, C, Jervoise, E , Old Devon Bridges, (1938), 56


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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Date: 08 Jan 2003
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