MDE21431 - Post-medieval bridge southeast of Crowbarn Iron Mine (Monument)

Summary

A bridge carried Crowbarn Mine Tramway across the River Mole. It had abutments of local stone, possibly with a wooden structure.

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Full Description

Site of bridge which carried Crowbarn Tramway across the river. Abutments of local stone. From their relationship to the top of the embankment it may be deduced that the former bridge was probably of wood. [1] The route of the tramway can be seen on the 25 inch 1st Edition Ordnance Survey map. The bridge is positioned at SS 7400 3165. [2] An apparently smaller footbridge is shown in this position on the Ordnance Survey 2018 MasterMap data. It is not clear if this structure reuses existing fabric from the original bridge. [3,4]

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <1> Monograph: Dixon, D.. 1983. Mining and the Community in the Parishes of North Molton, South Molton, Molland and Twitchen, Devonshire. 291.
  • <2> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1868-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500.
  • <3> Map: Ordnance Survey. 2018. MasterMap.
  • <4> Verbal communication: Various. 1999-. Exmoor National Park Historic Environment Team staff comments. Catherine Dove, 8 April 2019.

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 7400 3165 (8m by 20m)
Map sheet SS73SW
Civil Parish NORTH MOLTON, NORTH DEVON, DEVON

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Other Statuses/References

  • Devon SMR Monument ID: 46886
  • Devon SMR: SS73SW/11/2

Record last edited

Apr 8 2019 1:03PM

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