MSO7320 - Horner Bridge (Building)
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(SS 89724555) FB (NAT)  Horner Bridge over the Horner Water, a packhorse bridge of one segmental arch and a roadway width of 4 ft.  Scheduled.  This bridge is very well preserved. [4,5] (SS 89724555) Packhorse Bridge (NR).  1/43 22.5.69 II* Packhorse bridge. Late medieval. Coursed red sandstone rubble. Single span segmental headed arch with voussoirs, saddleback coping, plinth around east abutment forming footpath, narrow cobbled pathway, parapets swept back at approaches and partly obscured with ivy at time of survey (June 1984). Also known as Hacketty Way Bridge. Scheduled Ancient Monument (Somerset County No 30). (Photograph in NMR).  Narrow bridge with path leading into woodland. Width of path is 1.2 metres and is cobbled. Cobbled approach to the bridge is not continuous. On the west side there are apparent pony trekking routes through the woodland. Arch of bridge high with flattened top. Condition generally very good although there are a few cracks in the coping. No ford at the side of the bridge.  The Scheduled Monument Condition Assessment of 2009 gave the structure a score of 4.  The building was visited in May 2012 as part of the rapid condition survey of Exmoor's Listed Buildings 2012-13. It received a BAR score of 4A.  This bridge appears to be present on the 1841 Luccombe Tithe map.  The site was surveyed in March 2015 as part of the 2015 Exmoor Scheduled Monument Condition Assessment. It was given a survival score of 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.  The area of West Somerset has a concentration of packhorse bridges characterised by narrow roadways and low parapets, to allow horses with panniers to cross. 
- <1> SEM7220 Map: Ordnance Survey. 1962. 6 Inch Map: 1962. 1:10560.
- <2> SSO1953 Monograph: Thompson, W.H.. 1934. Somerset Regional Survey. P. 57.
- <3> SEM7745 Index: Ministry of Works. 1961. List of Ancient Monuments of England and Wales. 84.
- <4> SMO1478 Photograph: Pitcher, S.. 1965. HORNER PACKHORSE BRIDGE AT LUCCOMBE FROM SOUTH. OS65/F178/4. B/W. MICROFILM.
- <5> SMO7319 Unpublished document: PITCHER, GHP. 1960s. Field Investigators Comments. Ordnance Survey visit, 21 July 1965.
- <6> SSO1442 Map: Ordnance Survey. 1975. 1:10,000 Map, 1975. 1:10,000.
- <7> SSO58 Index: 5/6/1985. 34th List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest, District of West Somerset (Somerset). 24.
- <8> SSO1247 Report: Various. Various. Field Monument Warden Report. Historic Buildings and Monuments Commission.
- <9> SEM7402 Report: Bray, L.S.. 2010. Scheduled Monument Condition Assessment 2009, Exmoor National Park.
- <10> SEM8060 Report: Lawrence, G.. 2014. Exmoor National Park: Rapid condition survey of listed buildings 2012-13.
- <11> SSO292 Map: Collard Cox, W.. 1841. Luccombe Tithe Map and Apportionment.
- <12> SEM8278 Report: Gent, T. and Manning, P.. 2015. Exmoor National Park Scheduled Monument Condition Survey 2015. Archaedia.
- <13> SEM7987 Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 35858, Extant 3 February 2022.
- <14> SEM8738 Monograph: Daniel, P. (Ed.). 2019. A guide to the industrial archaeology of Somerset. Association for Industrial Archaeology. 2nd Edition. p 65, W1.1.
External Links (2)
- http://www.pastscape.org.uk/hob.aspx?hob_id=35858 (Original Monarch entry: 35858)
- https://heritagerecords.nationaltrust.org.uk/HBSMR/MonRecord.aspx?uid=MNA165208 (National Trust HER entry: MNA165208)
- 2012-3 Building At Risk Score (4A): 444/1/43
- Coastal Risk 2014: Flood Zone 2 fluvial
- Coastal Risk 2014: Flood Zone 3 fluvial
- Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO10556
- Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO11994
- Local Heritage List Status (Rejected)
- National Monuments Record reference: SS 84 NE10
- National Park: Exmoor National Park
- National Trust HER Record: MNA165208
- NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 35858
- Somerset SMR PRN (Somerset): 34624
- Somerset SMR PRN: 31029
|Grid reference||Centred SS 8972 4554 (6m by 5m)|
|Civil Parish||LUCCOMBE, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET|
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