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Description: Bow Bridge
Date Listed: 11 November 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 100946
OS Grid Reference: SX8122756577
OS Grid Coordinates: 281227, 56577
Latitude/Longitude: 50.3970, -3.6724
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6/37 BOW BRIDGE
Road bridge over Harbourne River. Probably late C17 or early C18, widened in
early to mid Cl9. Local stone rubble and slate. Single span hump-back bridge
with dressed slate round arch. The parapets have vertical slate lacing and
dressed stone coping. The parapets are swept out over the abutments which
extend a long way to the south west under which there is a very small flood
arch with a slate lintel.
The bridge has a span of about 5 metres. It was originally about 3 metres
wide but was widened on the downstream side in the early to mid C19 with a
finely dressed stone arch.
Leland in the C16 mentioned a bridge between Ashprington and Cornworthy but
this bridge probably no earlier than the late C17.
Source: Henderson C. and Jervoise E., Old Devon Bridges page 39.
Listing NGR: SX8122756577
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Source: English Heritage
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