MDE20310 - Post-medieval footbridge northeast of Town Farm (Building)

Summary

A hump backed single span footbridge is believed to date to 1843 and apparently replaced an earlier wooden bridge destroyed by flooding.

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Full Description

Footbridge. Probably 19th Century. Stone rubble with upright rubble-stone capping to parapet and rough stone voussoirs. Hump-backed footbridge. Single span, segmental arch. Slightly splayed abutments. Exposed rubble pathway. Situated virtually at right-angles to road over stream running parallel to road. [1] The footbridge was not assessed during the rapid condition survey of Exmoor's Listed Buildings 2012-13. [2] A note in the Exmoor Review states that the packhorse bridge at Challacombe was constructed in 1843 to replace a wooden bridge destroyed by flood. There is also a poem about the bridge. [3]

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Index: Department of the Environment. List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest . HHR: Challacombe (18 March 1986) 49.
  • <2> Report: Lawrence, G.. 2014. Exmoor National Park: Rapid condition survey of listed buildings 2012-13.
  • <3> Serial: Exmoor Society. 1959-present. Exmoor Review. Volume 30 (1989), "Challacombe packhorse bridge", p53 (MJ Scott).

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 6918 4073 (2m by 6m)
Map sheet SS64SE
Civil Parish CHALLACOMBE, NORTH DEVON, DEVON

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Other Statuses/References

  • 2012-3 Building At Risk Score (Not visited): 1615/2/75
  • Devon SMR Monument ID: 39981
  • Devon SMR: SS64SE/183

Record last edited

Jul 24 2019 11:02AM

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