MSO8670 - Landacre Bridge (Building)


A probably late medieval bridge built from local rubble stone with five pointed arches, over the River Barle. It was restored in 1875.

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(SS 8164 3613) Landacre Bridge (NAT) [1] Landacre Bridge, over the River Barle, has five stone arches. [2] SS 817 361. Landacre Bridge. Scheduled. [3] Landacre Bridge. Listed Grade 2. Probably late mediaeval. There is stated to be a record of the bridge having existed in 1610. Graceful stone bridge on five pointed-head arches, cutwater buttresses between arches on each side. Stone parapets. Restored. [4] Road bridge over River Barle. Probably late medieval in origin, restored subsequently and in 1875. Scheduled Ancient Monument (Somerset County No 266). [5] Five arched bridge over the River Barle. [6] Scheduling affirmed with new national number on 11 August 2003 (was Somerset 266). [7] The Scheduled Monument Condition Assessment of 2009 gave the site a survival score of 4. [8] The building was visited in June 2013 as part of the rapid condition survey of Exmoor's Listed Buildings 2012-13. It received a BAR score of 5A. [9] The site was surveyed in March 2015 as part of the 2015 Exmoor Scheduled Monument Condition Assessment. It was given a survival score of 4. [10] This record was enhanced as part of the National Record of the Historic Environment to Exmoor National Park Historic Environment Record data transfer project. [11] The bridge is depicted and labelled on the 25 inch 1st Edition Ordnance Survey map. An Ordnance Survey benchmark is labelled on the southeastern elevation on the southwestern end. [12]

Sources/Archives (12)

  • <1> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1962. 6 Inch Map: 1962. 1:10560.
  • <2> Monograph: Jervoise, E.. 1930. The Ancient Bridges of the South of England. Architectural Press. P. 112.
  • <3> Index: Department of the Environment (IAM). 1978. List of Ancient Monuments of England and Wales 1978. P. 124.
  • <4> Index: Department of the Environment. List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest . MHLG (Prov HHR) Dulverton RD Somer (September 1955) 26.
  • <5> Index: 2/1/1986. Thirty-fifth List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest, District of West Somerset (Somerset)/Exmoor National Park.
  • <6> Verbal communication: Various. 1900-. Somerset County Council / South West Heritage Trust staff comments. E Dennison, Somerset County Council, 2 July 1985.
  • <7> Unpublished document: English Heritage. 20/8/2003. English Heritage to Somerset County Council.
  • <8> Report: Bray, L.S.. 2010. Scheduled Monument Condition Assessment 2009, Exmoor National Park.
  • <9> Report: Lawrence, G.. 2014. Exmoor National Park: Rapid condition survey of listed buildings 2012-13.
  • <10> Report: Gent, T. and Manning, P.. 2015. Exmoor National Park Scheduled Monument Condition Survey 2015. Archaedia.
  • <11> Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 35756, Extant 10 August 2021.
  • <12> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1868-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500.



Grid reference Centred SS 8164 3612 (28m by 23m)
Map sheet SS83NW

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  • 2012-3 Building At Risk Score (5A): 1076/12/160
  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO10792
  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO11977
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 83 NW8
  • National Park: Exmoor National Park
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 35756
  • Somerset SMR PRN (Somerset): 34591
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 31294

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Aug 10 2021 3:32PM


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