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HER Number:MDV3227
Name:Possible clapper bridge north of Willsworthy Bridge


Bridge shown on maps at this location, although was apparently not located in 1950 during an Ordance Survey visit.


Grid Reference:SX 533 818
Map Sheet:SX58SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishPeter Tavy
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishPETER TAVY

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX58SW/38

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • CLAPPER BRIDGE? (Built, XV to Post Medieval - 1401 AD to 1750 AD? (Between))

Full description

Ordnance Survey, 1880-1899, First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map (Cartographic). SDV336179.

'Ford' marked on the 1880s Ordnance Survey map.

Ordnance Survey, 1904 - 1906, Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map (Cartographic). SDV325644.

'Ford' marked on the 1905 Ordnance Survey map.

Worth, R. H., 1948, 53rd report of scientific memoranda: stone supplement, Braunton (Article in Serial). SDV81893.

Bridge at SX53308180, according to Worth.

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1950, SX58SW19 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV345484.

Site of clapper bridge, according to Worth. Visited on 4/10/1950 (Gamble, D. Ordnance Survey) stated that there was no bridge of any kind here, nor any remaining evidence to support the statement that there was. Local enquiries resulted in no knowledge of there ever having been one in the position shown. Search of the brook in both directions produced no result.

Ordnance Survey, 2010, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV344030.

'Foot Bridge' (FB) marked on the 2010 Ordnance Survey digital mapping.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV325644Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1904 - 1906. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV344030Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2010. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #87427 ]
SDV345484Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1950. SX58SW19. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV81893Article in Serial: Worth, R. H.. 1948. 53rd report of scientific memoranda: stone supplement, Braunton. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 80.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Jun 14 2016 10:43AM