MSO10774 - Edbrooke Packhorse Bridge (Building)


A medieval packhorse bridge rebuilt in the 18th Century that crosses the River Exe.

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(SS 91173420) Edbrooke Bridge (NAT). [1] Packhorse bridge over River Exe. Possibly medieval in origin, rebuilt C18. Local stone random rubble, rubble voussoirs, slate coping. Two arch span, semicircular arches, small cutwater on upstream side only, probably pebble pavement to narrow pathway. The road to Winsford passed over the bridge until the new turnpike road was cut in 1824. [2] English Heritage Listed Building Number: 265556. First Listed on 02/01/1986. [3] Stone, Random rubble walls. [4] MSO12556 contained an entry that this bridge was a "Reinforced concrete slab bridge built in 1926 and designed by Edward Stead, County Surveyor. Bridge has stringcourse and level coping.The bridge is 6 feet in span". [5] This appears to be in error. [6] The building was visited in June 2012 as part of the rapid condition survey of Exmoor's Listed Buildings 2012-13. It received a BAR score of 5A. [7] This record was enhanced as part of the National Record of the Historic Environment to Exmoor National Park Historic Environment Record data transfer project. [8]

Sources/Archives (8)

  • <1> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1979. 1:10,000. 1:10,000.
  • <2> Index: 2/1/1986. Thirty-fifth List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest, District of West Somerset (Somerset)/Exmoor National Park. DOE(HHR) West Somer Dist (Exford et al) Somer 2.1.86 76.
  • <3> Unassigned: Webster CJ, Historic Environment Record. 2005. Staff Comments, Somerset County Council.
  • <4> Unpublished document: Somerset County Council. Various. Somerset HER parish files - Exmoor records.
  • <5> Monograph: Greenfield, D.. 1998. Somerset's Early Reinforced Concrete Bridges.
  • <6> Verbal communication: Various. Various. Oral Information. Catherine Dove, 20 December 2012.
  • <7> Report: Lawrence, G.. 2014. Exmoor National Park: Rapid condition survey of listed buildings 2012-13.
  • <8> Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 36720, Extant 9 May 2022.



Grid reference Centred SS 9117 3420 (19m by 8m)
Map sheet SS93SW

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Other Statuses/References

  • 2012-3 Building At Risk Score (5A): 1076/19/142
  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO12556
  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO8546
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 93 SW10
  • National Park: Exmoor National Park
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 36720
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 31274
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 35763

Record last edited

May 9 2022 11:27AM


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