Site Event/Activity record EEM14559 - 1952: HE - Exmoor Flood (Lynmouth Flood)

Technique(s)

Organisation

Not recorded.

Date

August 1952

Description

The flood occurred when 9 inches of rain fell on the Exe Plain and the Chains. This caused a rush of water down the two Lyn Rivers and the Exe and Barle. It resulted in many deaths and much damage to structures such as bridges and houses and several waterways were reordered as a result.

Sources/Archives (5)

  • <1> Leaflet: Various. 2004. A Winsford Anthology. 23.
  • <2> Monograph: Baker, W.T.. 1969. They Took the Lifeboat up the Mountainside and the Lynmouth Flood Disaster. West Coast Series. Book One.
  • <3> Monograph: Prosser, T.. 2004. The Lynmouth Flood Disaster: A Village Guide.
  • <4> Monograph: Delderfield, E. R.. 1991. The Lynmouth Flood Disaster. 10th edition.
  • <5> Monograph: Prosser, T.. 2001. The Lynmouth Flood Disaster. Lyndale Photographic Publications.

Map

No mapped location recorded.

Location

Location Various rivers across Exmoor
Grid reference
Map sheet
Civil Parish WINSFORD, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET
Civil Parish WITHYPOOL AND HAWKRIDGE, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET
Civil Parish LYNTON AND LYNMOUTH, NORTH DEVON, DEVON
Civil Parish DULVERTON, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET
Civil Parish EXFORD, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET
Civil Parish EXMOOR, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

Related Monuments/Buildings (21)

  • 1950s bailey bridge on Howetown Lane (Monument)
  • 19th Century bridge east of Simonsbath Bridge (Building)
  • Barle Bridge, Dulverton (Building)
  • Brookwood and Winsford Stores, Edbrooke Road, Winsford (Building)
  • Bumsley Mill (Monument)
  • Demolished country house at Combe Park (Monument)
  • Demolished post-medieval house on Chapel Street (Monument)
  • Forge, Barbrook (Monument)
  • Knaplock Farm (Building)
  • Lynrock Mineral Water bottling plant on the East Lyn River (Monument)
  • Marsh Bridge (Building)
  • Medieval or post-medieval bridge at Exe Bridge (Monument)
  • Medieval packhorse bridge near Vicarage Bridge, Winsford (Building)
  • Methodist Chapel, Chapel Street, Exford (Building)
  • Post-medieval footbridge and ford at Hillsford Bridge (Monument)
  • Rockford Lodge, Rockford (Building)
  • Tarr Steps clapper bridge over the River Barle (Building)
  • The Fox and Goose, Parracombe (Building)
  • The Old Vicarage, Winsford (Building)
  • Vicarage Bridge, Winsford (Building)
  • Winsford Smithy Bridge (Building)

Record last edited

Oct 22 2018 10:59AM