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Bickham Bridge Bickham Bridge (Formerly Under the Parish of North Huish), Diptford

Description: Bickham Bridge Bickham Bridge (Formerly Under the Parish of North Huish)

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 9 February 1961
English Heritage Building ID: 101107

OS Grid Reference: SX7258555385
OS Grid Coordinates: 272585, 55385
Latitude/Longitude: 50.3845, -3.7936

Location: Diptford, Devon TQ9 7NJ

Locality: Diptford
Local Authority: South Hams District Council
County: Devon
Country: England
Postcode: TQ9 7NJ

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Listing Text

DIPTFORD
SX75Nll
4/192 Bickham Bridge (formerly
under the parish of North
9.2.61 Huish)

GV II*

Road bridge over River Avon. Probably circa C16 or early C17. Slate
rubble with dressed slate arches.
2-span bridge with round arches having recessed arch rings, the outer ring
is chamfered and the arches spring from chamfered imports. Curators on the
central pier on both the upstream and the downstream sides have triangular
refuges in the parapets. The parapets are made of dressed vertical slates
with deep lacing slates at intervals. The parapets splay out at either end
over the abutments. The carriageway over the bridge is about 3.5 metres
wide. Henderson and Jervoise and the former provisional list erroneously
state that the bridge has 3 spans.
Bickham Bridge is situated on the parish boundary and partly within North
Huish parish before the recent boundary changes. It is now entirely within
Diptford.
Source: Henderson, C. and Jervoise, E - Old Devon Bridges pp 26 and 27


Listing NGR: SX7258555385

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Source: English Heritage

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