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List Entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.


List entry Number: 1384979



The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County: Devon

District: North Devon

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Barnstaple

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: I

Date first listed: 19-Jan-1951

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 485438

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SS5532 Long Bridge 684-1/4/1 19/01/51


Road bridge over the River Taw, including causeways. C13 in origin except for the 3 arches on the town side, replaced in 1589 (Pevsner). Widened 3 times at least, once by James Green in 1834, most recently in the 1960s, using concrete faced with rubble. Grey rubble with ashlar arch rings to one of the later phases; rubble parapet. Approx 159m long. 16 arches with the pointed medieval arches of the 3m (10 ft) wide original visible behind the later segmental arches; cutwaters; platband at road level; plain parapet. This is an important medieval bridge on a very large scale. Scheduled Ancient Monument. (Buildings of England: Pevsner N & Cherry B: Devon: London: 1989-: 153; Cruse JB: The Long Bridge of Barnstaple: Barnstaple: 1982-; ).

Listing NGR: SS5577832921

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Cruse, J B , The Long Bridge of Barnstaple, (1982)
Pevsner, N, Cherry, B, The Buildings of England: Devon, (1989), 153

National Grid Reference: SS 55778 32921


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