Saltram (1812)Prout, Samuel
|Devon||West Country Studies||Portfolio 15|
|Devon||North Devon Record Office||SC 2368|
CD 35 DVD 5
Hissey, James John. On the box seat from London to Land's End. London: Richard Bentley & Son, 1886. p. 226England is a well-watered country, it abounds in rivers and streams, Devon and Cornwall especially; these necessitate bridges, most of which are charming time-worn structures, altogether delightfully picturesque objects. Some of the more important ones frequently show great beauty in design and proportion, and skill in construction. Of these, those in the vicinity of old abbeys were doubtless the work of the monks, and this may account for their gracefulness. Others, where history is silent, have been strangely ascribed to the devil, though why his satanic majesty should be credited with the good work of bridge-building is to me somewhat of a puzzle.[Text may be taken from a different source or edition than that listed as the source by Somers Cocks.]
S38. PROUT, Samuel: PICTURESQUE DELINEATIONS IN THE COUNTIES OF DEVON AND CORNWALL, IMITATED FROM THE ORIGINAL STUDIES.
Shows a stone bridge