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Fingle Bridge, Devon

Historical Description

Fingle Bridge, a picturesque locality on the NE border of Dartmoor in Devonshire, on the river Teign, 3½ miles NW by N of Moreton Hampstead. The bridge which gives name to it is a narrow, buttressed, picturesque, old structure, resting on rocks and covered with ivy. The adjacent reach of the river, for at least 2 miles, is highly romantic, has banks of precipices and screes, and is flanked or rather enclosed, by lofty hills. The- ancient camp of Preston Berry, with a double rampart, is on the top of a neighbouring eminence.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5

Newspapers and Periodicals

The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following newspapers covering Devon online:


Visitations Heraldic

The Visitation of the County of Devon in the year 1564, with additions from the earlier visitation of 1531, is online.

The Visitations of the County of Devon, comprising the Heralds' Visitations of 1531, 1564, & 1620, with additions by Lieutant-Colonel J.L. Vivian, published for the author by Henry S. Eland, Exeter 1895 is online.