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

Summary

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.

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 8574 3803 (60m by 31m)
Map sheet SS83NE
Civil Parish EXFORD, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

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Other Statuses/References

  • None recorded

Record last edited

Nov 12 2019 11:23AM

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