MEM24735 - Possible post-medieval bridge at Exford (Monument)
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John Leland writes in 1543 that " there is a litle tymbre bridge at Exforde over Ex brooke, ther being a smaul water."  The Tithe Map for Exford shows that the bridge crossing the Exe River in c.1840 was further east (upstream, at SS 8522 3836) than the modern structure, and was near the original ford.  It is unclear whether the bridge shown on the Tithe Map  is that recorded by Leland in 1543  (MEM24697), or if it is a replacement, built of stone or timber.  A 19th Century bridge (MEM23988) was built in the modern bridge's location (SS 8525 3835) between the surveying of the Tithe Map map and c.1889 - 1890, when the 25 inch 1st Edition Ordnance Survey map was produced. The bridge shown on the Tithe Map had been removed by this time.  Savage describes the bridge in 1830 as "a stone bridge of three arches". 
- <1> SEM8680 Monograph: Lauder, R.A.. 1993. Exmoor travellers. Alan Sutton Publishing Limited. 1st Edition. 2.
- <2>XY SSO205 Map: 1840. Exford Tithe Map and Apportionment. [Mapped feature: #46270 ]
- <3> SEM6703 Map: Ordnance Survey. 1868-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500.
- <4> SEM8630 Verbal communication: Various. 1999-. Exmoor National Park Historic Environment Team staff comments. Catherine Dove, 20 August 2019.
- <5> SSO1909 Monograph: Savage, J.. 1830. A History of the Hundred of Carhampton. 538.
|Grid reference||SS 8522 3836 (point)|
|Civil Parish||EXFORD, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET|
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Record last edited
Aug 20 2019 4:47PM
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