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HER Number:MDV11811
Name:Clapper Bridge at New Bridge, Dartmoor Forest


Remains of a clapper bridge over the Black-a-ven Brook at New Bridge


Grid Reference:SX 596 903
Map Sheet:SX59SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDartmoor Forest
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLYDFORD

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX59SE/60

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Prowse, A. B., 1892, The Bounds of the Forest of Dartmoor, 430 (Article in Serial). SDV273464.

New Bridge. A clapper bridge over the Black-a-ven Brook near East Mill Tor.

Francis, P., 2002, Okehampton Artillery Range, 16 (Report - Survey). SDV359222.

Granit bridge at New Bridge.

Ordnance Survey, 2018, MasterMap 2018 (Cartographic). SDV360652.

'New Bridge' shown on modern mapping.

National Monument Record, 2018, Pastscape, 440876, Sx59SE19 (Website). SDV360651.

A clapper bridge over the Black-a-ven Brook near East Mill Tor. Classified as Medieval. It is shown on the 1883 OS 6" but first named "New Bridge" on the 1907 edition. There is no sign of split or drilled stones having been used and the structure is possibly Medieval though of unusually large size. The bridge is in good condition and still called "New Bridge". A drill-split slab, probably a repair, now forms part of the decking on the western half of the structure.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV273464Article in Serial: Prowse, A. B.. 1892. The Bounds of the Forest of Dartmoor. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 24. Unknown. 430.
SDV359222Report - Survey: Francis, P.. 2002. Okehampton Artillery Range. A4 Comb Bound. 16.
SDV360651Website: National Monument Record. 2018. Pastscape. http://www.pastscape.org.uk. Website. 440876, Sx59SE19.
SDV360652Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2018. MasterMap 2018. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #113637 ]

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7620 - Okehampton Artillary Range

Date Last Edited:Feb 16 2019 6:03PM