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Fingle Bridge, Moretonhampstead

Description: Fingle Bridge

Grade: II
Date Listed: 23 August 1955
English Heritage Building ID: 85020

OS Grid Reference: SX7430989938
OS Grid Coordinates: 274309, 89938
Latitude/Longitude: 50.6955, -3.7810

Location: Moretonhampstead, Devon EX6 6PW

Locality: Moretonhampstead
Local Authority: Teignbridge District Council
County: Devon
Country: England
Postcode: EX6 6PW

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Listing Text

In the entry for:-

MORETONHAMSTEAD
SX 78 NW
1/86
Fingle Bridge
23.8.55
- II
The grade shall be amended to II*
and the description shall be amended to read:

Road bridge over the River Teign. C16 or C17. Coursed blocks of massive granite
ashlar tending to granite stone rubble higher up, granite ashlar voussoirs and
coping. The 3 segmental arches spring from vertical abutments and piers. The
piers have pointed cutwaters which rise to the parapet where they provide
refuges. There is no stringcourse or terminal piers. The stone rubble parapet
has ashlar coping stones with rounded tops. The carriageway is narrow and ramps
towards the middle. This well-preserved early bridge is set in an attrative
wooded Dartmoor valley. Indeed it is one of the most popular "beauty spots" in
the area.
Sources: Henderson and Jervoise, Old Devon Bridges, page 41.

This bridge is also listed in the parish of Drewsteignton, West Devon District.

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MORETONHAMSTEAD
SX 78 NW
1/86 Fingle Bridge
-
23.8.55
- II

Bridge over River Teign. Circa early C17, the arches appear to have been rebuilt
in C18 or C19. The original piers, abutments and cutwaters are dressed granite
blocks, the rest rebuilt in dressed granite rubble with dressed granite voussoirs to
arches and coping to parapet.
3-span bridge with possibly rebuilt segmental arches springing from the original
abutments and piers which have triangular cutwaters on the upstrearm and and
downstream sides rising to refuges in the parapets. Parapet above most southerly
arch has dressed and curved coping stones, probably a C19 repair. Swept out
abutments at northern end.


Listing NGR: SX7430789926

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

Listed building text is © Crown Copyright. Reproduced under licence.




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