BICKLEIGH BRIDGE

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1384693
Date first listed:
12-Feb-1952
Statutory Address:
BICKLEIGH BRIDGE

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Location

Statutory Address:
BICKLEIGH BRIDGE

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

County:
Devon
District:
Mid Devon (District Authority)
Parish:
Bickleigh
County:
Devon
District:
Mid Devon (District Authority)
Parish:
Tiverton
National Grid Reference:
SS9373207572

Details

The entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 6 September 2019:

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TIVERTON BICKLEIGH (West side) Bickleigh Bridge

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.

This asset was previously listed twice. The duplicate record (List entry number 1253858) was removed from the List on 6 September 2019. The remaining record (List entry number 1384693) falls within the parishes of both Bickleigh and Tiverton.

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
485147
Legacy System:
LBS

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: 20 Feb 2005
Reference: IOE01/13760/32
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Hedley R. Hooper. Source Historic England Archive
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