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Bickleigh Bridge

List Entry Summary

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

Name: Bickleigh Bridge

List entry Number: 1253858

Location

Bickleigh Bridge, Exeter Road

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

County: Devon

District: Mid Devon

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Bickleigh

County: Devon

District: Mid Devon

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Tiverton

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 05-Apr-1966

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

Legacy System Information

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 437163

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List entry Description

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Reasons for Designation

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History

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Details

SS 90 NW 5/36

BICKLEIGH EXETER ROAD Bickleigh Bridge

5.4.66

GV II Road bridge over the River Exe. 1610-1630, largely rebuilt 1809 at a cost of £1,000 after flood damage (Bickleigh Conservation Area report) and probably widened at the same time. Local stone rubble, mostly volcanic trap.

Five-span bridge with parapets and cutwaters. The spans are not equal in length and the arches differ in height and form. Judging from the intrados of the arches and the shorter, more regular cutwaters on the upstream side the bridge has been widened by about two metres on the upstream (north side). The second and third spans from the left on the downstream side have segmental arches with moulding round the arch rings and tall cutwaters with pyramidal caps, the left hand cutwater and pier are wider than the others. The right hand span and first span from the left have lower depressed segmental arches with arch ring mouldings; the left hand span appears to be later, segmental with no moulding. The cutwater to the right of this arch is a right-angled triangle on plan. On the upstream side the cutwaters are lower and have been repaired with iron bands; no mouldings to the arches. Coped parapets with some repair in concrete: the structure of the bridge has also been repaired using iron ties.

"Originally the site of a ford, a wooden bridge was in existence in the reign of Edward III, replaced by a pack-horse bridge at a later unknown date". (Bickleigh Conservation Area report). A fine road bridge with evidence of a long building history: Bickleigh Bridge is scheduled, Ancient Monument no, 153.

Listing NGR: SS9373207572

Selected Sources

Other
Bickleigh Conservation Area Report (not dated)

National Grid Reference: SS 93732 07572

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