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HER Number:MDV30679
Name:Ruddycleave Bridge

Summary

18th or early 19th century bridge, formerly a ford. Granite slabs and cutwater covered by modern road from Cold East Cross over Buckland Common towards Widecombe. Bridge of two spans with abutments and centre pier of large granite blocks, these supporting heavy granite lintels; centre pier has sharply pointed cutwater on each side. There is 20th century road metalling on top of bridge.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 734 746
Map Sheet:SX77SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishBuckland in the Moor
DistrictTeignbridge
Ecclesiastical ParishBUCKLAND IN THE MOOR

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX77SW/316
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • CLAPPER BRIDGE (Constructed, XVIII to XIX - 1701 AD to 1850 AD (Between))

Full description

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV315468.

Seymour, d. /torre abbey/(1977)129.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV315469.

Des=worksheet and photo(belsey,1987,checklist).


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV315470.

Doe/hhr:buckland in the moor/(3/11/1986)28.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV315471.

Stead, p. M. /archaeological assessment of devon county council clapper bridges/(1993)6/(emafu report 93.88).


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV315472.

Des=os 6" (1905).


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV315474.

Des=photo by d. Mccallum (dcc)/(1993)/in archive.


Exeter Museums Archaeological Field Unit, 1993, Untitled Source (Archive - Survey). SDV138745.

The johelisforde of the torre abbey is mentioned in charter no 77 (seymour)vis=-/-/1987 (belsey). Bridge, formerly a ford. Granite slabs and cutwater covered by modern road from cold east cross over buckland common towards widecombe (belsey). Vis=clapper bridge on road from cold east crossroads to pudsham down, about 670m nw of ruddycleave farmhouse. It is 18th century or early 19th century. Granite. Bridge of two spans with abutments and centre pier of large granite blocks, these supporting heavy granite lintels; centre pier has sharply pointed cutwater on each side. There is 20th century road metalling on top of bridge. Simple 20th century iron railing on each side supported at either end by a rough granite post (doe). Vis=pudsham down bridge. Feather + tare marks on lintels. Two spans. Mortared. Well faced. At least one concrete lintel (stead). Vis='ruddycleave bridge' on os 6" 1905 map (os). Vis=23/11/1993 (stead) apparently of one build. Pier + abutments well built + fairly well faced random coursed granite blocks. Parapets of metal railings set into granite posts. Sharply cur, well formed cutwater.18c or 19c.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV138745Archive - Survey: Exeter Museums Archaeological Field Unit. 1993. Dartmoor Clapper Bridge Survey. A4 Ring Bound.
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SDV315470Migrated Record:
SDV315471Migrated Record:
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SDV315474Migrated Record:

Associated Monuments

MDV26951Related to: Tin streamworks along Ruddycleave Water (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Oct 16 2018 1:44PM