MEM15219 - Early 20th Century footbridge north of West Porlock (Building)


The remains of an early 20th Century masonry footbridge on Porlock Marsh.

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The remains of an early 20th century masonry footbridge on Porlock Marsh, providing access across a now silted up drainage channel. It is recorded as measuring circa 3.6 metres long and 1.8 metres wide, with side walls demolished to a height of 0.4 metres. It is recorded as being located at SS 87214758, approximately 22 metres to the west of the extant structure. [1] It is suggested that this may be one of a number of access bridges constructed for Porlock golf course. [2]

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1> Report: McDonnell, R.. 1995. Porlock Bay and Marsh: A Rapid Preliminary Assessment of the Cultural and Palaeoenvironmental Resource. P. 13.
  • <2> Monograph: Corner, Dennis. 1992. Porlock in Those Days. Exmoor Books. P. 81-82.



Grid reference Centred SS 8723 4757 (3m by 5m) (Estimated from sources)
Map sheet SS84NE

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Other Statuses/References

  • Coastal Risk 2014: Flood Zone 3 tidal
  • Coastal Risk 2016: Flood Zone 2 tidal
  • Coastal Risk 2016: Flood Zone 3 tidal
  • National Park: Exmoor National Park

Record last edited

Aug 17 2020 12:07PM


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