Ivy Bridge 118g
View showing the old one arched bridge, inn, and cottages by the river at Ivybridge in Devon. The village was a stopping off point for traffic on the Plymouth to Exeter Road. Pigot's 1830 Directory of Devonshire says of Ivybridge 'It derives its name from a small bridge, which is covered with ivy, and stretches across the river Erme. This village is beautifully situated in a romantic dell; and from its rattling river, wooded accompaniments and picturesque scenery, excites the admiration of every tourist of pleasure; but holds out no inducement to delay the commercial traveller. Upon the river is a paper-mill, and another for flour; and the village boasts an excellent inn, which, indeed, is necessary, from its great thoroughfare situation.'