MSO11004 - Post-medieval bridge abutment between Pinford and Beckham (Monument)


A bridge abutment 4 to 5 courses high made from large stone blocks built out from the west side of the stream. A set of stones on the other side of the stream suggest there may have once been another abutment opposite this one.

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A set of very large stone blocks, 4 to 5 courses high, built out from the west side of the stream. There is a short earth and stone ramp 1.3 metres wide behind the abutment leading up into it. Across the stream, in like with the feature, are other set stones, suggesting that a second abutment existed opposite this one, presumeably the river has changed course since then. [1-3] This record was enhanced as part of the National Record of the Historic Environment to Exmoor National Park Historic Environment Record data transfer project. [4] The bridge does not appear to be shown on the25 inch 1st Edition Ordnance Survey map. [5]

Sources/Archives (5)

  • <1>XY Unpublished document: Somerset County Council. Various. Somerset HER parish files - Exmoor records. PRN 33143, R. McDonnell, 28 July 1982. [Mapped feature: #44095 Bridge abutments either side of the river meander., ]
  • <2> Article in serial: Burrow, I., Minnitt, S. and Murless, B.. 1982. Somerset Archaeology 1981. Proceedings of the Somerset Archaeological and Natural History Society. 126. 69-91. 84.
  • <3> Report: McDonnell, R. 1985. Recommendations for the Management.... 53-4 (site 50).
  • <4> Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 975023, Extant 6 July 2021.
  • <5> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1868-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500.

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Other Statuses/References

  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO7045
  • Local List Status (Unassessed)
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 84 SW94
  • National Park: Exmoor National Park
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 975023
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 33143



Grid reference SS 8036 4258 (point) NGR taken from source, no mapping on QGIS was possible due to lack of visiblility of source, there is a plan attached to the record however.
Map sheet SS84SW

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Record last edited

Jul 6 2021 12:49PM


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