Remarks on Old Teign Bridge

Trans. Devon Assoc. vol. 16 (1884), pp. 444-452.


J.B. Davidson

Prepared by Michael Steer

Until 1827 the furthest downstream bridge over the river Teign was Teign Bridge at Teigngrace. When it was being rebuilt in 1815 it became apparent that at least four successive bridges had been erected at various times with or over the remains of the previous constructions. Mr. P. T. Taylor, who investigated the matter at the time, gave as his opinion that: the last or upper work was done in the 16th century, and that the red bridge had been built on the salt marsh in the 13th century. He supposed the wooden bridge to be as old as the Conquest, and the white stone bridge to have been Roman work. Google with the Archive Organization has sponsored the digitisation of books from several libraries. The Internet Archive makes available, in its Community Texts Collection (originally known as Open Source Books), books that have been digitised by Google from a number of libraries. These are books on which copyright has expired, and are available free for educational and research use. This rare book was produced from a copy held by the Princeton University Library, and is available from the Internet Archive.

Adobed, Ruald 445
Aethelred, King 450, 452
Brittany, Conan of 445
Buckfast, Abbot of 447
Coutances, Geoffrey Bishop of 446
Edward the Confessor 445-6, 450
Ellis, Sir H (or Sir W) 449-50
Frawin 445
Godwinson, Harold 445
Green, Mr James 448
Lacy, Bishop 449, 451
Matilda, Queen 450
Normandy, William Duke of 445
Oliver, Dr 446, 449
Osbern, Bishop 446
Paris, Matthew 450
Sawin 446
Taylor, P T Esq 447-9, 451
Ulveva 446
William I 445, 450