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Winsford Smithy Bridge

Hob Uid: 36700
Location :
Somerset
Somerset West and Taunton
Winsford
Grid Ref : SS9055034890
Summary : Winsford Smithy Bridge is a medieval packhorse bridge over the Winn Brook. It is of a single span with a semi-circular arch and is constructed of red sandstone rubble.
More information : (SS 90553489) FB (NAT) (1)

Winsford Smithy Bridge on the River Winn is a 17th C packhorse bridge with one segmental arch and a roadway width of 4 ft 6 ins. (2)

Scheduled. (3)

The bridge is as described above, (See GP AO/65/185/7). (4)

Winsford Smithy Packhorse Bridge spans to Winn Brook at SS 90553488. It is as described by authy 2 and is the most picturesque, interesting and important bridge in Winsford on the Winn Brook; it is not, however, scheduled as an ancient monument, this distinction being reserved for a very nondescript Bridge at SS 90623490 (SAM Som 197). (5)

SS93SW WINSFORD CP WINSFORD VILLAGE
19/153 Packhorse bridge over Winn Brook at NGR SS 9055 3488 6.4.59
GV II

Packhorse bridge over Winn Brook. Medieval in origin, restored 1952. Red sandstone random rubble, rubble voussoirs, hit and miss coping. Single span, semi-circular arch bridge. Remains of pebble pathway. Scheduled Ancient Monument (Somerset County No 197). (Photograph in NMR). (6)

SS 90553488. Medieval packhorse bridge over the Winn Brook. Listed Grade II and scheduled. The bridge with SAM No 197 is in fact a different bridge (See SS 93 SW 11), further to the east. (7)

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Source Number : 1
Source : Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date)
Source details : OS 6" 1904
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Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Somer Reg Survey 1934 57 (W H Thompson)
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Source Number : 3
Source : Ancient monuments in England and Wales : list prepared by the Ministry of Works, corrected to 31st December 1960
Source details : List Anc Mon Eng & Wales 1961 84 (MOW)
Page(s) : 84
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Source Number : 4
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F1 GHP 11-AUG-65
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Source Number : 5
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F2 CFW 08-JUL-86
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Source Number : 6
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 : 7
Source : Scheduled Monument Notification
Source details : 11-Aug-03
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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

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External Cross Reference Source : SMR Number (Somerset)
External Cross Reference Number : 34637
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (National No.)
External Cross Reference Number : 35595
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External Cross Reference Source : Listed Building List Entry Legacy Uid
External Cross Reference Number : 265567
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External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SS 93 SW 2
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Related Warden Records :
Related Activities :
Associated Activities : Primary, FIELD OBSERVATION ON SS 93 SW 2
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1965-08-11
End Date : 1965-08-11
Associated Activities : Primary, FIELD OBSERVATION ON SS 93 SW 2
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1986-07-08
End Date : 1986-07-08