MEM22738 - Hillsford Bridge (Building)

Summary

The original bridge is shown on historic mapping. It was rebuilt after the 1952 floods.

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Type and Period (2)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

Hillsford Bridge (Farley Water). The bridge was completely inadequate to take the great volume of water, trees and boulders during the 1952 floods but the foundations based on solid rock resisted erosion whilst those based on drift were swept away. [1] The bridge is shown on the 1st Edition Ordnance Survey map. It had an Ordnance Survey benchmark on its northeastern side. [2]

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1> 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> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1868-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500.

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 7403 4772 (24m by 19m)
Map sheet SS74NW
Civil Parish BRENDON, NORTH DEVON, DEVON
Civil Parish LYNTON AND LYNMOUTH, NORTH DEVON, DEVON

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Record last edited

Jul 1 2014 1:51PM

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