MEM24896 - Skillaton Bridge (Building)


A footbridge that is shown on historic mapping, adjacent to a ford.

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Type and Period (1)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

"Skillaton Bridge (Foot)" is depicted and labelled on the 25 inch 1st Edition Ordnance Survey map at SS 6584 4522, adjacent to a ford (MDE21140). [1] The bridge is not shown on the Parracombe Tithe Map, suggesting a construction date after 1839. [2] The feature is labelled "Skillaton Bridge" on the 25 inch 2nd Edition map. [3] The footbridge is labelled "FB" on 2020 MasterMap data. The site is labelled "Skillaton Bridge". [4] The bridge may or may not have been damaged and/or replaced after the Exmoor Flood of August 1952, as other bridges in the area were. [5]

Sources/Archives (5)

  • <1> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1868-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500.
  • <2> Map: 1839. Parracombe Tithe Map and Apportionment.
  • <3> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1902-1907. County Series, 2nd Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500.
  • <4>XY Map: Ordnance Survey. 2020. MasterMap data. 1:2,500. [Mapped feature: #46751 ]
  • <5> Verbal communication: Various. 1993-. Exmoor National Park Historic Environment Team staff comments. Catherine Dove, 21 October 2020.



Grid reference Centred SS 6584 4522 (4m by 4m)
Map sheet SS64NE

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  • None recorded

Record last edited

Oct 21 2020 10:40AM


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