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Monument Number 36656

Hob Uid: 36656
Location :
Somerset
Somerset West and Taunton
Winsford
Grid Ref : SS9057035160
Summary : Medieval packhorse bridge over the River Exe, now forming a footbridge on a public footpath. The stone-built bridge spans the river on two segmental arches. It was restored in 1952 following flood damage.
More information : Packhorse bridge at Winsford, 17th century with two segmental arches and a roadway width of 3 ft 6 ins. (1)

The packhorse bridge is at SS 90573516.
(See GP AO/65/187/1). (2)

Packhorse bridge close to Vicarage Bridge (SS 93 NW 9) at Winsford. It has two semicircular arches with a total span of about 30 ft. The width between the parapets is 3 ft 6 ins. This may be the bridge referred to as having been recently "re-edificed" in the Quarter Sessions of 1628. (3)

(SS 90573516) Winsford Packhorse Bridge.
Scheduled. (4 & 5)

16/3 Pack-horse Bridge (over river Exe). Listed Grade 2*. Picturesque narrow stone bridge with footway about 3' 6" wide,
cobbles, stone parapets, restored following 1952 flood damage Two semi-circular head arches. Ancient Monument. (6)

The narrow bridge across the Exe at SS 90573516, some 40m W of the main bridge (Vicarage Bridge), is as described. Nonetheless, even allowing for some alteration in 1952, it is rather ornamental in appearance being built of coursed till-like stones. Also it is rather narrow for a packhorse bridge, and its parapets at 0.9m rather high. More probably a footbridge than a packhorse bridge. (7)

SS 93 NW Winsford CP Winsford Village
14/152 Packhorse bridge over
River Exe at NGR SS 90573516
6.4.59
GV Grade II*

Packhorse bridge over River Exe. Medieval in origin, restored 1952. Flat bedded slate, saddle back coping of slate end on end. Two arch span, semicircular arches, random rubble voussoirs, brief cutwater between an upstream side, none on down stream. Parapet ramped up to centre, pebble path between. Scheduled Ancient Monument (Somerset County No 38). (Photograph in NMR). (8)

SS 90573516. Medieval packhorse bridge. Scheduling amended. (9)

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Source Number : 1
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Somerset Regional Survey 1934 57 (W H Thompson)
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Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F1 GHP 23-AUG-65
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Source : The ancient bridges of the south of England
Source details : Ancient Bridges of the South of England 1930 110 illus (E Jervoise)
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Source Number : 4
Source : Scheduled Monument Notification
Source details : DOE (IAM) AMs Eng 2 1978 124
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Source Number : 5
Source : Scheduled Monument Notification
Source details : DOE (IAM) Record Form undated
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Source Number : 6
Source : List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest
Source details : MHLG (Prov HHR) Dulverton RD Somer Sept 1955 22
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Source Number : 7
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F2 CFW 08-JUL-86
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Source Number : 8
Source : List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest
Source details : DOE(HHR) West Somerset Dist (Exford et al) Somer 2nd Jan 1986 81
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Source Number : 9
Source : Scheduled Monument Notification
Source details : EH Scheduling amendment, 11-AUG-2003
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Medieval
Display Date : Medieval
Monument End Date : 1540
Monument Start Date : 1066
Monument Type : Packhorse Bridge
Evidence : Structure
Monument Period Name : 20th Century
Display Date : Restored 1952
Monument End Date : 1952
Monument Start Date : 1952
Monument Type : Footbridge
Evidence : Structure

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Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : SMR Number (Somerset)
External Cross Reference Number : 34635
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (County No.)
External Cross Reference Number : SO 38
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External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (National No.)
External Cross Reference Number : 35594
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : Listed Building List Entry Legacy Uid
External Cross Reference Number : 265566
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External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SS 93 NW 4
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Related Warden Records :
Related Activities :
Associated Activities : Primary, FIELD OBSERVATION ON SS 93 NW 4
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1965-08-23
End Date : 1965-08-23
Associated Activities : Primary, FIELD OBSERVATION ON SS 93 NW 4
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1986-07-08
End Date : 1986-07-08