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Staverton Bridge, Staverton

Description: Staverton Bridge

Grade: I
Date Listed: 9 February 1961
English Heritage Building ID: 101015

OS Grid Reference: SX7846863720
OS Grid Coordinates: 278468, 63720
Latitude/Longitude: 50.4607, -3.7135

Location: Staverton, Devon TQ9 6AH

Locality: Staverton
Local Authority: South Hams District Council
County: Devon
Country: England
Postcode: TQ9 6AH

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Listing Text


SX76SE Staverton Bridge


Road bridge over River Dart. Built in 1413. It is said to have been in a
state of decay in C17 which could have required repair or even some
rebuilding. Stone rubble. Seven obtusely - pointed arches span a total
distance of about 69 yards and carry a carriageway of lOft wide. The piers
have V-shaped cutwaters on both sides with refuges above. the refuge at
the north west end is rectangular and measures 5' by 8'. Low parapets with
chamfered granite coping. Staverton Bridge is one of the oldest bridges in
Devon. Indulgences for the rebuilding of Staverton Bridge were issued in
1413 by Bishop Stafford. The north west end of the bridge is in Staverton
parish where it is also listed grade I.
Source: Henderson and Jervoise, Old Devon Bridges pp 35 and 36. Scheduled
Ancient Monument No 148.

Listing NGR: SX7846863720

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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