MEM23039 - 19th Century footbridge at head of Ashcombe Water (Monument)


A stone footbridge formed part of the circuitous walk around Ashcombe. It is marked on historic mapping but it now ruinous.

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At the head of Ashcombe Water is the remains of a stone structure, visible in the west side of the stream. This is at the point where a path crosses the stream on the 2nd Edition Ordnance Survey map and a footbridge is marked here. The structure comprises a drystone wall, 3.2 metres long, 0.3 metres wide and 0.75 to 1 metre high. A stony mound, containing quartz blocks, lies on its western edge. It probably dates from c.1830 when a terraced walk around Ashcombe was laid out by John Knight. [1]

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  • <1> Report: Riley, H.. 2014. Metric survey of part of John Knight's gardens and pleasure grounds, Ashcombe, Simonsbath. 10, 18.



Grid reference Centred SS 7730 3985 (8m by 9m)
Map sheet SS73NE

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Record last edited

Oct 6 2014 11:34AM


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