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Rolster Bridge

A Grade II Listed Building in Harberton, Devon

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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

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1215347

English Heritage Legacy ID: 101284

Location: Harberton, South Hams, Devon, TQ9

County: Devon

District: South Hams

Civil Parish: Harberton

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Harberton

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text

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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