MEM24582 - Medieval or post-medieval bridge in Pooltown (Building)


A bridge is shown on early 19th Century mapping in this location but the layout of the site has since changed, suggesting the bridge has since been replaced.

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SS 9850 3733. Stone road bridge. A bridge is shown here on the 1809 1 inch Ordnance Survey map [1]. On the Luxborough Tithe Map [2], the layout of the site does not match the current one, suggesting it dates to after 1841. The new bridge is shown on the 1st Edition 6 inch Ordnance Survey map [3]. [4] The Luxborough Tithe Map shows this area of Pooltown to be fairly open. The river appears to have been diverted under a much larger space, apparently being buried between c. SS 9851 3738, SS 9853 3734 and SS 9850 3733. [5] The bridge is shown on the 1st Edition 25 inch Ordnance Survey map and on modern MasterMap data. [6,7]

Sources/Archives (7)

  • <1> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1809. 1 Inch Ordnance Surveyors draft map. 1:63,360.
  • <2> Map: 1843. Luxborough Tithe Map and Apportionment.
  • <3> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1868-1896. County Series, First Edition 6 Inch Map. 1:10560.
  • <4> Article in serial: Williams, E.F.. 1978. Parish surveys in Somerset two: Luxborough. Proceedings of the Somerset Archaeology and Natural History Society. 2. 7.
  • <5> Verbal communication: Various. Various. Oral Information. Catherine Dove, 30 October 2018.
  • <6> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1868-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500.
  • <7> Map: Ordnance Survey. 2018. MasterMap.



Grid reference Centred SS 9850 3734 (12m by 21m)
Map sheet SS93NE

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Record last edited

Apr 27 2020 2:03PM


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