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Horrabridge, Ancient Bridge
River Walkham, Horrabridge, Devon
Horrabridge, Ancient Bridge
associated engineer
date  1396
era  Medieval  |  category  Bridge  |  reference  SX512699
ICE reference number  HEW 1621
photo  PHEW
This three-arched, stone bridge across the River Walkham was constructed in 1396 using funds released by Bishop Stafford of Exeter.
The arches are all pointed, with a rise of 6ft, and spring from the piers at about 6ft from low water. They span 14ft, 14ft and 11ft respectively. The piers are also 6ft at base and pointed, their cutwaters extending to the top of the parapet to provide step-offs for pedestrians at either side of the 11ft 6in wide roadway.
The bridge was built to carry the Okehampton to Plymouth Road and continued in this function for centuries. It is listed as such in the Ordnance Survey of 1809, which lists it under the name of Harrowbridge. The main road has since been realigned, and both the bridge and surrounding village are known as Horrabridge.
reference sources   CEH South

Horrabridge, Ancient Bridge