MSO10833 - Weir Bridge (Building)


A 19th Century bridge built of local stone, with a Ham stone saddleback coping. It has a single arch span. It may have been part of the Pixton Park estate.

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Road bridge over River Exe. Mid C19. Random rubble local stone, dressed voussoirs, Ham stone saddleback coping. Single arch span, 4-centred arch opening, north front (upstream) pointed, stepped cutwaters, south front square, stepped cutwater with chamfered top and section of stone work above giving impression of plinth on column; parapets swept back and terminating in circular piers, string course omega-shaped in cross section. Probably part of the Pixton Park (qv) estate. [1] English Heritage Listed Building Number: 429208. First Listed on 4 August 1986. [2] Stone, Random rubble walls. [3] The bridge was visited in December 2013 as part of the rapid condition survey of Exmoor's Listed Buildings 2012-13. It received a BAR score of 4A. [4] A bridge is shown in this location on the Tithe Map for Kings Brompton (Brompton Regis) and labelled "Ware Bridge". [5] The bridge is depicted and labelled "Weir Bridge" on the 1st and 2nd Edition Ordnance Survey maps. [6,7]

Sources/Archives (7)

  • <1> Index: 4/8/1986. 36th 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 Unpublished document: Somerset County Council.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.
  • <5> Map: 1841. Kings Brompton Tithe Map and Apportionment. 6 chains = 1 inch.
  • <6> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1868-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500.
  • <7> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1902-1907. County Series, 2nd Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500.



Grid reference Centred SS 9353 2676 (16m by 10m) (MasterMap)
Map sheet SS92NW

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  • 2012-3 Building At Risk Score (4A): 1648/9/59
  • National Park: Exmoor National Park
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 31390

Record last edited

Mar 24 2021 10:12AM


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