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HER Number:MDV11542
Name:BRIDGE in the Parish of Hemyock


Site of bridge.


Grid Reference:ST 148 127
Map Sheet:ST11SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishHemyock
DistrictMid Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishHEMYOCK

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: ST11SW/13

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • BRIDGE (Early Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD to 1750 AD (Between))

Full description

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV38277.

Site of bridge.

BLUETT, Untitled Source (Report - Survey). SDV38278.

Vis=est=-/-/1963 (bluett) just below the junction of the madford and balham rivers the banks of both sides of the stream are faced with large unworked stones, presumably the piers of a bridge. There is no local knowledge of a bridge here in living memory.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV38281.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV38282.

Des=letter bluett, a. F.(26/9/1964).

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, Untitled Source (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV24.

Vis=21/10/1975 (os) the remains of bridge abutments are visible in both banks of river. Approaches on each side appear to have been consolidated with rammed chert. Extensive and deep surface workings of about one hectare and now turf covered extend towards east side of river. It would seem that a simple bridge probably of post-medieval date was erected for the purpose of conveying quarried material via the old field way to the west and the remains of a stone culvert survives.

Exeter Museums Archaeological Field Unit, 1992 - 1993, Blackdown Hills Survey Archive (Archive - Survey). SDV324187.

Vis=7/9/1992 (reed and dixon) the bridge footings mentioned above were not located. The bank is very overgrown and several areas have been subject to dumping of modern building material and concrete and aggregate in an attempt to prevent erosion.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV24Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV324187Archive - Survey: Exeter Museums Archaeological Field Unit. 1992 - 1993. Blackdown Hills Survey Archive. Blackdown Hills Survey Archive. A4 Unbound.
SDV38277Migrated Record:
SDV38278Report - Survey: BLUETT.
SDV38281Migrated Record:
SDV38282Migrated Record:

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Sep 30 2015 5:07PM