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MSO7729 - Malmsmead Bridge

ENPHER Number:MSO7729
Name:Malmsmead Bridge
Type of Record:Building
Grid Reference:SS 7918 4772
Parish:BRENDON, NORTH DEVON, DEVON
OARE, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

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Summary

A 17th Century stone bridge over Badgworthy Water, with two round arches. It is adjacent to a ford.

Images

Malmsmead bridge from the northeast, 2009  © Exmoor National Park Authority

Malmsmead bridge from the northeast, 2009 © Exmoor National Park Authority

Malmsmead bridge from the northwest, 2009  © Exmoor National Park Authority

Malmsmead bridge from the northwest, 2009 © Exmoor National Park Authority

Malmsmead bridge from the west, 2009  © Exmoor National Park Authority

Malmsmead bridge from the west, 2009 © Exmoor National Park Authority

Monument Types

  • PACKHORSE BRIDGE (AD 17th Century to AD 18th Century - 1601 AD to 1700 AD (Unclassified))

Designated Status

  • Scheduled Monument 1006229: Malmsmead Bridge
  • Listed Building (II) 1289346: MALMSMEAD BRIDGE

Description

(SS 79194772) Malmsmead Bridge (NAT) [1]

Malmsmead Bridge, over the Badgworthy Water, is 17th century and has two round arches, each 8 feet 6 inches wide. [2]

Scheduled. [3]

The bridge is as described. See ground photographs. [4]

No change. [5]

12/5 Grade II Malmsmead Bridge. Graceful stone bridge on 2 semi-circular head arches, cutwater buttress each side, parapets. Ancient Monument. [7]

Grade II Packhorse Bridge over Badgworthy Water, 17th to 18th century in date. Random rubble localstone. Two arch span, semi-circular headed arches, cutwater buttresses between on both sides, rubble voussoirs, hit and miss coping. [8]

Malmsmead Bridge, centred at SS 79194772, as as described by the Department of Environment listing. It is still in use for road traffic, and there is a ford adjacent to it on the northern side. [9]

Scheduled as Somerset County No. 35. [10]

The Scheduled Monument Condition Assessment of 2009 gave the site a score of 8. [13]

The building was visited in September 2012 as part of the rapid condition survey of Exmoor's Listed Buildings 2012-13. It received a BAR score of 4A. [14]

The site was surveyed in May 2015 as part of the 2015 Exmoor Scheduled Monument Condition Assessment. It was given a survival score of 8. [15]


<1> Ordnance Survey, 1962, 6 Inch Map: 1962 (Map). SEM7220.


<2> Thompson, W.H., 1934, Somerset Regional Survey, P. 57 (Monograph). SSO1953.


<3> Ministry of Works, 1961, List of Ancient Monuments of England and Wales, P. 84 (Index). SEM7745.


<4> Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Field Investigators Comments, F1 Palmer, J. 01/07/1965 (Unpublished document). SMO5103.


<5> Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Field Investigators Comments, F2 Stevens, P. 29/01/1975 (Unpublished document). SMO5103.


<6> Depart of Environment, 1971, Ancient Monuments of England, P. 192 (Report). SEM7743.


<7> Department of the Environment, List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest , DOE (HHR) Williton RD Somer Mar 1962 53 (Index). SMO5109.


<8> 2/1/1986, Thirty-fifth List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest, District of West Somerset (Somerset)/Exmoor National Park (Index). SSO672.


<9> Wilson-North, R., Field Investigators Comments, RCHME Field Investigation, 25 November 1993 (Unpublished document). SMO7329.


<10> Dennison, E, Somerset County Council, 20.07.88, Untitled Source (Unassigned). SSO997.


<11> RCHME, 1994, Exmoor survey, NMR site SS74NE1 (Survey). SSO1868.


<12> MALMSMEAD BRIDGE, BRENDON (Collection). SMO6033.


<13> Bray, L.S., 2010, Scheduled Monument Condition Assessment 2009, Exmoor National Park (Report). SEM7402.


<14> Lawrence, G., 2014, Exmoor National Park: Rapid condition survey of listed buildings 2012-13 (Report). SEM8060.


<15> Gent, T. and Manning, P., 2015, Exmoor National Park Scheduled Monument Condition Survey 2015 - Draft (Report). SEM8278.

Related records

MEM23134Part of: Malmesmead (Place)

Other References

  • 2012-3 Building At Risk Score (4A): 1076/1/38
  • Devon SMR (Devonshire): SS74NE510
  • Devon SMR Monument ID: 12219
  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MDE1221
  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MDE20272
  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO10671
  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO11972
  • Local List Status (No)
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 74 NE1
  • National Park: Exmoor National Park
  • NBR Index Number: 76737
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 35099
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 31162
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 34586
Date Last Edited:Oct 27 2015 2:26PM

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