Shaugh Bridge

Just down the hill from the village of Shaugh Prior and straddling the River Plym stands Shaugh Bridge. In fact it sits pretty much on the spot where the Rivers Meavy and Plym join to become just the Plym. The bridge was built in the 17th century and the pillars are still from that age, the main arches however were washed away in a huge thaw in 1824 and rebuilt in 1825. It’s a popular place for starting a walk up to the Dewerstone or along the pipe path to Cadover Bridge.

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Shaugh Bridge

Shaugh Bridge

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Looking away from Shaugh Bridge, downstream

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Shaugh Bridge

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The Meavy from the left, joining the Plym