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Latitude: 50.9163 / 50°54'58"N
Longitude: -3.2801 / 3°16'48"W
OS Eastings: 310111
OS Northings: 113764
OS Grid: ST101137
Mapcode National: GBR LS.QJV9
Mapcode Global: FRA 460P.9XZ
Entry Name: Culmstock Bridge
Listing Date: 24 October 1951
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1147741
English Heritage Legacy ID: 95916
Location: Culmstock, Mid Devon, Devon, EX15
District: Mid Devon
Civil Parish: Culmstock
Built-Up Area: Culmstock
Traditional County: Devon
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon
Church of England Parish: Culmstock All Saints
Church of England Diocese: Exeter
CULMSTOCK THE STRAND, CULMSTOCK
ST 11 SW
10/67 Culmstock Bridge
Road bridge over the River Culm. Medieval origins; much rebuilt after severe flood damage in 1774; C20 alterations and repairs. Local limestone rubble including dressed voussoirs and blocks used for the piers and cutwaters. 6-span bridge. The southernmost arch has been replaced by flat concrete lintel in the C20. The other 5 are segmental arches of different spans and heights. The piers project both sides with pointed cutwaters and some are continued up to the parapet to provide refuges, 3 upstream (east) and 2 downstream (west). Rubble parapet with rounded ashlar coping. This has been replaced with railings over the C20 arch. The road ramps over the bridge but the highest point is north of centre. According to Polwhele one arch was completely swept away in the 1774 flood and was replaced by 2. Thus there were originally 5 arches and are now 6. Its medieval origins are indicated by a bequest for repairs made in 1412.
Source: C. Henderson and E. Jervoise Old Devon Bridges (1938) p.54
Listing NGR: ST1011113764
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