MDE20669 - Post-medieval footbridge and ford east of Middle Twitchen Ball (Monument)


A foot bridge is marked adjacent to a ford on historic mapping.

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Type and Period (2)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A foot bridge is marked on the 1st Edition Ordnance Survey map on the southern side of a ford at SS 7863 3155. [1] The bridge is again shown on the 2nd Edition map, but not on the 1962 six inch map. [2,3] The Tithe Map does not depict the water course shown on the 1st and 2nd Edition map over which the bridge crosses. It is therefore not clear whether water was crossing the road at this point in time or whether the ford (and bridge) was not marked. [4]

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <1> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1868-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500.
  • <2> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1902-1907. County Series, 2nd Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500.
  • <3> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1962. 6 Inch Map: 1962. 1:10560.
  • <4> Map: 1841. Twitchen Tithe Map and Apportionment.



Grid reference SS 7863 3155 (point) (Historic mapping)
Map sheet SS73SE

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Other Statuses/References

  • Devon SMR Monument ID: 58023
  • Devon SMR: SS73SE/574

Record last edited

Nov 8 2016 12:34PM


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