MEM15220 - Early 20th Century footbridge northwest of Decoy Linhay (Monument)


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

Please read the Exmoor National Park Historic Environment Record .

Type and Period (1)

Protected Status

Full Description

The remains of an early 20th Century masonry footbridge across a drainage channel, providing access to Porlock Marsh. It is recorded as measuring circa 3.6 metres long and 1.8 metres wide and being in generally well maintained condition. [1] This may be one of a number of access bridges constructed to allow movement around the former 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.

External Links (0)

Other Statuses/References

  • Coastal Risk 2014: Flood Zone 3 tidal
  • Coastal Risk 2016: Flood Zone 2 fluvial and tidal
  • Coastal Risk 2016: Flood Zone 2 tidal
  • Coastal Risk 2016: Flood Zone 3 tidal
  • Local List Status (Unassessed)
  • National Park: Exmoor National Park



Grid reference Centred SS 8767 4764 (3m by 3m) (Surveyed)
Map sheet SS84NE

Finds (0)

Related Monuments/Buildings (2)

Related Events/Activities (2)

Record last edited

Aug 17 2020 12:07PM


Your feedback is welcome. If you can provide any new information about this record, please contact us.