Horsebridge, Devon

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Grid reference: SX401748
Location: 50°33’6"N, 4°15’29"W
Postcode: PL19
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Council: West Devon
The Horse Bridge from the Cornish side

Horsebridge is a hamlet in Devon, on the east bank of the River Tamar which marks the border with Cornwall to the west.

The village grew up around the bridge over the river here, also known as the Horse Bridge, which was built in 1437. Until the completion of the New Bridge at Gunnislake around 1520 the Horse Bridge was the lowest bridge on the Tamar, and after the New Bridge was built still no road bridge was built downstream of these two until 1961.

Horsebridge has one pub, the Royal Inn, so named since King Charles I stopped here during the Civil War.

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