MEM22737 - Lyn Bridge (Building)
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Type and Period (2)
- None recorded
Lyn Bridge (West Lyn River). A packhorse bridge of traditional construction. During the 1952 floods, the archway of 75 square feet opening was obviously inadequate to take the water flow of about 750 square feet cross section area, and the parts based on the solid Lynton Beds held but those based on drift were destroyed.  The bridge is depicted on the 1st and 2nd Edition Ordnance Survey maps. [2,3]
- <1> SEM7587 Website: Exmoor National Park Authority. Exmoor National Park Authority Website. http://www.exmoor-nationalpark.gov.uk/environment/history/lynmouth-flood-1952; viewed 1 July 2014.
- <2> SEM6703 Map: Ordnance Survey. 1868-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500.
- <3> SEM7190 Map: Ordnance Survey. 1902-1907. County Series, 2nd Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500.
External Links (1)
- http://www.exmoor-nationalpark.gov.uk/environment/history/lynmouth-flood-1952 (Information on bridge)
- Local List Status (Unassessed)
|Grid reference||Centred SS 7198 4854 (15m by 15m)|
|Civil Parish||LYNTON AND LYNMOUTH, NORTH DEVON, DEVON|
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Record last edited
Jul 1 2014 1:54PM
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