MEM24803 - Post-medieval or modern foot bridge at Court Farm (Building)


A footbridge is shown on historic and modern mapping. It is not clear whether it is the same structure or whether it has been replaced over time.

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Type and Period (2)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A bridge is depicted on the Tithe Map for Exford at SS 8573 3803, crossing the River Exe. There is also a ford on its southern side. The bridge and ford connect Court Farm (MEM24801) with a routeway heading eastwards labelled 178 ("Old Road") on the map. [1] A foot bridge and the ford are similarly mapped and labelled on the 1st Edition Ordnance Survey map data. [2] A footbridge is also depicted here on the 2018 MasterMap data but the ford is not labelled. [3] It is not clear whether the foot bridge extant in 2018 is that shown in historic mapping, or if the ford is still in use in 2018. [4]

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <1> Map: 1840. Exford Tithe Map and Apportionment.
  • <2> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1868-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500.
  • <3> Map: Ordnance Survey. 2018. MasterMap.
  • <4> Verbal communication: Various. 1999-. Exmoor National Park Historic Environment Team staff comments. Catherine Dove, 12 November 2019.



Grid reference Centred SS 8574 3803 (60m by 31m)
Map sheet SS83NE

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  • None recorded

Record last edited

Nov 12 2019 11:23AM


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