MEM23655 - Medieval or post-medieval bridge at Exe Bridge (Monument)

Summary

The current bridge replaces a structure that was destroyed in the 1952 floods.

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Type and Period (1)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A bridge is shown crossing the River Exe at SS 9070 3490 on the Tithe Map for Winsford. [1] The bridge is depicted on the 1st and 2nd Edition Ordnance Survey maps and labelled "Exe Bridge". [2,3] The Lynmouth Flood occurred on 15th August 1952 when 9 inches of rain fell on the Exe Plain and the Chains. The pressure of the rush of water down the Exe destroyed the old arched bridge in Howetown Lane, with driftwood, trees and roots blocking the arches. Once the bridge gave way the water level began to subside. [4]

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <1> Map: 1839. Winsford Tithe Map and Apportionment.
  • <2> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1868-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500.
  • <3> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1902-1907. County Series, 2nd Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500.
  • <4> Leaflet: Various. 2004. A Winsford Anthology. 23.

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 9070 3490 (16m by 12m) (Historic mapping)
Map sheet SS93SW
Civil Parish WINSFORD, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

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Other Statuses/References

  • None recorded

Record last edited

Aug 9 2016 5:24PM

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