MDE21373 - New Bridge, North Molton (Building)

Summary

The bridge is thought to date to the late 18th or early 19th Century. It was probably built to improve communications between the former copper mines around Heasley Mill and North Molton.

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Type and Period (1)

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Full Description

Bridge. Probably late C18 or early C19. Coursed stone rubble single segmental arch with dressed voussoirs and keystone, and flanking square buttresses. Curved retaining walls at each end. The bridge spans the River Mole and was probably built abutment to improve communications between the former copper mines around Heasley Mill and North Molton. [1] The building was visited in September 2012 as part of the rapid condition survey of Exmoor's Listed Buildings 2012-13. It received a BAR score of 3A. [2]

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1> Index: Department of the Environment. List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest . HHR: North Molton (24 November 1988) 101.
  • <2> Report: Lawrence, G.. 2014. Exmoor National Park: Rapid condition survey of listed buildings 2012-13.

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 7451 3117 (29m by 23m)
Map sheet SS73SW
Civil Parish NORTH MOLTON, NORTH DEVON, DEVON

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Other Statuses/References

  • 2012-3 Building At Risk Score (3A): 1549/10/118
  • Devon SMR Monument ID: 41789
  • Devon SMR: SS73SW/57

Record last edited

Apr 10 2019 3:20PM

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