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Thornham Bridge and Icehouse Adjoining North West, Ermington

Description: Thornham Bridge and Icehouse Adjoining North West

Grade: II
Date Listed: 22 May 1990
English Heritage Building ID: 100534

OS Grid Reference: SX6425254139
OS Grid Coordinates: 264252, 54139
Latitude/Longitude: 50.3715, -3.9102

Location: Ermington, Devon PL21 0LB

Locality: Ermington
Local Authority: South Hams District Council
County: Devon
Country: England
Postcode: PL21 0LB

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Listing Text

The following buildings shall be added to the list:


5/261 Thornham Bridge and
icehouse adjoining
north west


Bridge carrying track over River Erme and attached icehouse. Bridge dated
1818. Icehouse later C19. Coursed slate rubble with dressed granite voussoirs
to arches and rounded granite coping to parapets. Wide segmental main arch
over stream with smaller round flood arch in east abutment. The pier between
the two arches is partly ashlar and may be the remains of an earlier bridge.
Limestone tablet on the north side over the main arch with inscription and
date 1818. The carriageway is quite narrow and carries what is now a grass
The icehouse attached to the west end of the north side is probably a later
C19 addition ; steps lead down to a narrow passage with a cambered brick
vault and a niche on the north side of the end. The icehouse probably served
Thornham (house), said to have been built in 1796 and extended in late C19.

Listing NGR: SX6425254139

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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