MSO10776 - Post-medieval packhorse bridgewest of Lyncombe (Building)


A hump backed packhorse bridge, built of lias stone and with remains of a pebble pathway. It is thought to be 17th or 18th Century in date, but could be earlier.

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Packhorse bridge. C17-C18, possibly earlier. Lias. Dry stone flat bedded rubble; single span, pointed arch; rubble voussoirs; curved abutments; parapet of undressed stone set on end, ramped up to centre. Hump backed bridge with remains of pebble pathway. A fine example of a single span, humpbacked Exmoor bridge, unusual in that it appears not to have been altered during the last two hundred years. [1] English Heritage Listed Building Number: 265558. First Listed on 06/04/1959. [2] Stone, Random rubble, coursed walls. [3] The building was not visited as part of the rapid condition survey of Exmoor's Listed Buildings 2012-13. [4]

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <1> Index: 2/1/1986. Thirty-fifth List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest, District of West Somerset (Somerset)/Exmoor National Park.
  • <2> Unassigned: Webster CJ, Historic Environment Record. 2005. Staff Comments, Somerset County Council.
  • <3> Unpublished document: Somerset County Council. Various. Somerset HER parish files - Exmoor records.
  • <4> Report: Lawrence, G.. 2014. Exmoor National Park: Rapid condition survey of listed buildings 2012-13.



Grid reference Centred SS 8672 3748 (8m by 14m)
Map sheet SS83NE

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Other Statuses/References

  • 2012-3 Building At Risk Score (Not visited): 1076/13/144
  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO8531
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 83 NE22
  • National Park: Exmoor National Park
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 35736
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 31276

Record last edited

May 27 2014 12:56PM


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