MEM24697 - Medieval timber bridge at Exford (Monument)

Summary

John Leland records crossing the Exe Brook at Exford using a "litle tymbre bridge".

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Type and Period (1)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

John Leland writes in 1543 that " there is a litle tymbre bridge at Exforde over Ex brooke, ther being a smaul water." [1] This bridge predates the post-medieval stone bridge. It is quite likely that there have been further structures in place in the interim. It is not clear, for instance, whether this is the bridge depicted on the Tithe Map for Exford at SS 8522 3836, although presumably it was on this same site. [2,3]

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Monograph: Lauder, R.A.. 1993. Exmoor travellers. Alan Sutton Publishing Limited. 1st Edition. 2.
  • <2> Map: 1840. Exford Tithe Map and Apportionment.
  • <3>XY Verbal communication: Various. 1999-. Exmoor National Park Historic Environment Team staff comments. Catherine Dove, 20 August 2019. [Mapped feature: #46224 ]

Map

Location

Grid reference SS 8522 3836 (point)
Map sheet SS83NE
Civil Parish EXFORD, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

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Related Monuments/Buildings (2)

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Other Statuses/References

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Record last edited

Aug 20 2019 12:15PM

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