HELE BRIDGE AT NGR 9331 2782

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1263928
Date first listed:
04-Aug-1986
Statutory Address:
HELE BRIDGE AT NGR 9331 2782

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Location

Statutory Address:
HELE BRIDGE AT NGR 9331 2782

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

County:
Somerset
District:
Somerset West and Taunton (District Authority)
Parish:
Dulverton
National Park:
EXMOOR
National Grid Reference:
SS9330627831

Details

SS92NW DULVERTON CP -

9/53 Hele Bridge at NGR SS 9331 2782 -

GV II

Road bridge over River Exe. Medieval in origin, repaired 1628 and 1866, widened on south side in 1892 by G B Fisher for Somerset County Council. Random rubble local stone with rubble voussoirs and hit-and-miss coping to parapet, south side squared, irregularly coursed local stone with blue glazed brick voussoirs and saddleback coping. Three arch span; 4-centred arches on north side flanking pointed cutwaters with rubble tops, circular iron tie above apex of centre arch; the earlier parapet seems to have extended to the top of the cutwaters and is visible in the south-west corner. South side, semi-circular headed arches, pointed cutwater between with parapet extended along the line of the cutwaters to form recesses similar to those found on medieval packhorse bridges. The soffits of the arches have been extended in brick on the south side and would appear to indicate 2 periods of building. An interesting example of how a medieval bridge has been adapted to modern needs. Ogilby in 1675 includes the road from Hele Bridge to Dulverton in his Bridgwater-Barnstaple road. (Bently and Murless, Somerset Roads, 1985; Photograph in NMR).

Listing NGR: SS9330627831

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
429171
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

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: 11 Apr 2003
Reference: IOE01/10245/27
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Robin Downes. Source Historic England Archive
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