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Latitude: 50.3936 / 50°23'36"N
Longitude: -3.7305 / 3°43'49"W
OS Eastings: 277092
OS Northings: 56285
OS Grid: SX770562
Mapcode National: GBR QK.HMBD
Mapcode Global: FRA 3820.8GS
Entry Name: Rolster Bridge
Listing Date: 26 April 1993
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1215347
English Heritage Legacy ID: 101284
Location: Harberton, South Hams, Devon, TQ9
District: South Hams
Civil Parish: Harberton
Traditional County: Devon
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon
Church of England Parish: Harberton
Church of England Diocese: Exeter
5/378 Rolster Bridge
Road bridge over Harbourne River. Probably C17 to C18 on earlier foundations,
and with circa early C19 alterations. Slate rubble with slate voussoirs to
arches. 2 widely spaced semi-circular arches, the east arch is the larger.
The smaller west arch appears to be later and now takes the main stream which
was diverted leaving the larger east arch as a flood arch. Probably at the
same time the east arch was widened on the north upstream side. At the
springing of the main arch there appear to be earlier bridge footings probably
of the bridge mentioned by John Leland in 1534-43 ("a Stone Bridge caullid
Rostel"). Parapets built of long vertical slates. Parapet on south side has
been realigned. Large reinforcement buttress, like a cutwater, on the north,
upstream side, diverts stream to west arch.
sources: R Pearse Chape, Early Tours in Devon and Cornwall, p.60
C Henderson and E Jervoise, Old Devon Bridges, p.38
Listing NGR: SX7709256285
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