MDE21337 - Leeford Bridge (Building)

Summary

A road bridge thought to date to the 18th Century.

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Type and Period (1)

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Full Description

Bridge. Probably 18th Century, parapet raised probably in the mid to late 19th Century. Coursed rubblestone. Single segmental arch with voussoirs. Parapet with rubble copings and curved retaining walls to north abutment. The bridge probably formerly had more of a humped-back but the northern approach was eased at some time, probably in the 19th Century, and the parapet at that end was raised (see differing masonry). The bridge carries the Brendon - Countisbury road over the East Lyn River, the south bank of which forms the parish boundary at this point (see boundary stone set in west parapet). [1] 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 5A. [2]

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1> Index: Department of the Environment. List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest . HHR: Brendon (24 November 1988) 7.
  • <2> Report: Lawrence, G.. 2014. Exmoor National Park: Rapid condition survey of listed buildings 2012-13.

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 7696 4828 (10m by 28m)
Map sheet SS74NE
Civil Parish BRENDON, NORTH DEVON, DEVON
Civil Parish COUNTISBURY, NORTH DEVON, DEVON

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Other Statuses/References

  • 2012-3 Building At Risk Score (5A): 1549/4/7
  • Devon SMR Monument ID: 41695
  • Devon SMR Monument ID: 41696
  • Devon SMR: SS74NE/625
  • Devon SMR: SS74NE/625/1
  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MDE21338

Record last edited

May 27 2014 2:28PM

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