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HER Number:MDV105841
Name:House south of Postbridge clapper bridge


Site of a tenement including a dwelling and outbuildings depicted on the Tithe Map but not shown on the later 1880s historic map. Thought to have been the structures built in the 1780s accompanying the short-lived smelting house at this location.


Grid Reference:SX 648 787
Map Sheet:SX67NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDartmoor Forest
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLYDFORD

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • HOUSE (XVIII to XIX - 1780 AD to 1880 AD (Between))

Full description

Devon County Council, 1838-1848, Tithe Mosaic, approximately 1838-1848 (Cartographic). SDV349431.

A pair of buildings are depicted on the Tithe Map at this location. Coloured red, they appear to have been dwellings. The Apportionment describes a 'tenement ajoining Post Bridge', comprising a dwelling house, outhouses, court and gardens (837).

Greeves, T. A. P. + Stanbrook, E., 2004, The Clapper Bridge, Postbridge (Leaflet). SDV355878.

Includes a reproduction of the earliest photograph of the clapper bridge dated c. 1870 showing the bridge and the 'cottage (now vanished) known as 'The Barracks' in the background' (photo: William Spreat - Greeves collection).

Sources / Further Reading

SDV349431Cartographic: Devon County Council. 1838-1848. Tithe Mosaic, approximately 1838-1848. Digitised Tithe Map. Digital. [Mapped feature: #65273 ]
SDV355878Leaflet: Greeves, T. A. P. + Stanbrook, E.. 2004. The Clapper Bridge, Postbridge. Leaflet.

Associated Monuments

MDV5859Related to: FINDSPOT in the Parish of Dartmoor Forest (Find Spot)
MDV63088Related to: Smelting House at Postbridge (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7431 - Woodland Survey (1989-90) at Bellever, Soussons and other woodland parcels

Date Last Edited:Feb 1 2021 3:34PM