MSO7729 - Malmsmead Bridge (Building)

Summary

A 17th Century stone bridge over Badgworthy Water, with two round arches. It is adjacent to a ford.

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Full Description

(SS 79194772) Malmsmead Bridge (NAT) [1] Malmsmead Bridge, over the Badgworthy Water, is 17th century and has two round arches, each 8 feet 6 inches wide. [2] Scheduled. [3] The bridge is as described. See ground photographs. [4] No change. [5] 12/5 Grade II Malmsmead Bridge. Graceful stone bridge on 2 semi-circular head arches, cutwater buttress each side, parapets. Ancient Monument. [7] Grade II Packhorse Bridge over Badgworthy Water, 17th to 18th century in date. Random rubble localstone. Two arch span, semi-circular headed arches, cutwater buttresses between on both sides, rubble voussoirs, hit and miss coping. [8] Malmsmead Bridge, centred at SS 79194772, as as described by the Department of Environment listing. It is still in use for road traffic, and there is a ford adjacent to it on the northern side. [9] Scheduled as Somerset County No. 35. [10] The Scheduled Monument Condition Assessment of 2009 gave the site a score of 8. [13] The building was visited in September 2012 as part of the rapid condition survey of Exmoor's Listed Buildings 2012-13. It received a BAR score of 4A. [14] The site was surveyed in May 2015 as part of the 2015 Exmoor Scheduled Monument Condition Assessment. It was given a survival score of 8. [15]

Sources/Archives (15)

  • <1> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1962. 6 Inch Map: 1962. 1:10560.
  • <2> Monograph: Thompson, W.H.. 1934. Somerset Regional Survey. P. 57.
  • <3> Index: Ministry of Works. 1961. List of Ancient Monuments of England and Wales. P. 84.
  • <4> Unpublished document: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Field Investigators Comments. F1 Palmer, J. 01/07/1965.
  • <5> Unpublished document: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Field Investigators Comments. F2 Stevens, P. 29/01/1975.
  • <6> Report: Depart of Environment. 1971. Ancient Monuments of England. P. 192.
  • <7> Index: Department of the Environment. List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest . DOE (HHR) Williton RD Somer Mar 1962 53.
  • <8> Index: 2/1/1986. Thirty-fifth List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest, District of West Somerset (Somerset)/Exmoor National Park.
  • <9> Unpublished document: Wilson-North, R.. Field Investigators Comments. RCHME Field Investigation, 25 November 1993.
  • <10> Unassigned: Dennison, E, Somerset County Council. 20.07.88.
  • <11> Survey: RCHME. 1994. Exmoor survey. NMR site SS74NE1.
  • <12> Collection: MALMSMEAD BRIDGE, BRENDON.
  • <13> Report: Bray, L.S.. 2010. Scheduled Monument Condition Assessment 2009, Exmoor National Park.
  • <14> Report: Lawrence, G.. 2014. Exmoor National Park: Rapid condition survey of listed buildings 2012-13.
  • <15> Report: Gent, T. and Manning, P.. 2015. Exmoor National Park Scheduled Monument Condition Survey 2015.

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 7918 4772 (16m by 12m) (MasterMap)
Map sheet SS74NE
Civil Parish BRENDON, NORTH DEVON, DEVON
Civil Parish OARE, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

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Other Statuses/References

  • 2012-3 Building At Risk Score (4A): 1076/1/38
  • Devon SMR (Devonshire): SS74NE510
  • Devon SMR Monument ID: 12219
  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MDE1221
  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MDE20272
  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO10671
  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO11972
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 74 NE1
  • National Park: Exmoor National Park
  • NBR Index Number: 76737
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 35099
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 31162
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 34586

Record last edited

Oct 27 2015 2:26PM

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