Two Bridges

Record Number: 3169 | © The Dartmoor Trust
This photograph shows the bridge at Two Bridges that was constructed shortly after 1772 when a new highway was built from Chagford through the West Dart valley where it forked to Tavistock and Plymouth. The bridge still exists today but traffic now crosses the West Dart River using the modern bridge on the B3212. A 1765 map shows the earlier moorland track passing to the north of the current road line and needing two bridges to cross both the Cowsic River and the West Dart River that join north of Two Bridges. The earlier moorland track had a clapper bridge for crossing the West Dart River at Two Bridges but this was dismantled when the highway bridge was built.

Tags

bridge
river
river bank
stone
single arch
house
houses
river crossing

Detail

Burnard
Image - Black and White Print
1889
Two Bridges

Devon HER Results

ID Name Type
MDV5940 Clapper Bridge at Two Bridges ROAD BRIDGE, CLAPPER BRIDGE
MDV5971 Trial pits north-east of Two Bridges TRIAL PIT
MDV6219 Feature recorded as a barrow south-east of Two Bridges BARROW?
MDV28933 Stone near Two Bridges Road, Princetown STONE
MDV21662 Prince Hall to south-east of Two Bridges HOUSE
MDV57564 Leat running from north of Crockern south to Two Bridges LEAT
MDV107783 Aircraft crash site north of Two Bridges AIRCRAFT CRASH SITE
MDV6224 Hut circle K in settlement south-east of Two Bridges, Blackbrook River HUT CIRCLE