MDE21851 - Post-medieval bridge north of Kipscombe Farm (Building)


The remains of a small post medieval bridge were noted during field survey. It may have had a secondary function as a dam to control water flow from a pond to the south.

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SS 7597 4967. Remains of a small post-medieval bridge at the head of the combe to the north of Kipscombe Farm observed during the survey by the National Trust in 2004. The stone bridge was around 6 metres long by up to 2 metres wide and had partially collapsed on the northern side. A pond to the south of the bridge is shown on the 1839 Countisbury Tithe Map [1] and on the 1888 Ordnance Survey map [2]. The bridge may have doubled as a small dam with culvert as a form of water control. [3]

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Map: <1841. Countisbury Tithe Map and Apportionment.
  • <2> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1868-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500.
  • <3> Report: Berry, N.. 2004. Archaeological and Historic Landscape Survey of Kipscombe Farm, Countisbury, Devon. NT SMR No 100973, site 001.



Grid reference Centred SS 7597 4967 (25m by 25m)
Map sheet SS74NE

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Other Statuses/References

  • Devon SMR Monument ID: 71647
  • National Trust HER Record: MNA149616
  • Report Site Reference (SEM6856): 001

Record last edited

Aug 17 2020 12:05PM


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