Fingle Bridge

Record Number: 103345
This photograph is believed to be of Fingle bridge on the River Teign. There has been a bridge at this point on the river since at least the 1600's and it is a major crossing point on the river between Moretonhampstead and Drewsteignton. The present bridge was built for packhorses and small carts, and is about seven feet wide; it has passing places for pedestrians but was not designed to cope with modern traffic, especially large vehicles. There was a mill for grinding corn nearby; and the bridge was used for the transport of the corn as well as other local goods and materials- wood, farm produce etc. Fingle Bridge is a popular spot on the moor- for locals and visitors alike. Fishermen, walkers, daytrippers find it an attractive location and there is a Fingle Bridge inn for refreshment just by the bridge.

Tags

bridge
wall
stone
parapet
trees
teign
children
boy
short trousers

Detail

Hurford
Image - Black and White Print
1930
Fingle Bridge

Devon HER Results

ID Name Type
MDV30144 Copper spearheads found at Fingle Bridge FINDSPOT
MDV114186 Fingle Bridge Inn, Chagford INN
MDV8240 Fingle Bridge ROAD BRIDGE