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[The bridge at Ivy Bridge in Devon]

[The bridge at Ivy Bridge in Devon]

Medium: Watercolour

Date: 1780

Shelfmark: K Top Vol 11

Item number: 118d

Length: 21.9

Width: 34.3

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Topographical Drawing

View of the old one-arched bridge in Ivybridge in Devon, showing people on the bridge. 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.'

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