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HER Number:MDV45614
Name:Babeny Bridge


Road bridge to Babeney Farm. Two spans with parapets of metal railings. Recorded in 1992/1993.


Grid Reference:SX 672 751
Map Sheet:SX67NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDartmoor Forest
Civil ParishWidecombe in the Moor
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLYDFORD

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX67NE/297

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • BRIDGE (Constructed, Early Medieval to XIX - 1066 AD? (Between) to 1899 AD (Between))

Full description

Crossing, W., 1901, A Hundred Years on Dartmoor (Monograph). SDV253763.

Devon County Council, 1992, Weak Clapper Bridge Consultation, 825** (Report - non-specific). SDV321415.

(16/10/1992) Bridge described as clapper bridge at SX 673 751.

Stead, P. M., 1993, Archaeological Assessment of Devon County Council Clapper Bridges, 8 (Report - Survey). SDV138740.

Babeny Bridge. Two spans. Mortared and very well faced. 19th century or later. Feather and tare on cutwater.

Exeter Museums Archaeological Field Unit, 1993, Dartmoor Clapper Bridge Survey, 825 (Archive - Survey). SDV138745.

(19/11/1993) Babeny SX 673 751. Two spans. Granite piers. One row of stones on top on lintel. Tarmac road surface. Parapets of metal railings. Fairly well-shaped granite cutwater. Sketch (approximate measurements) included, as well as photograph of the bridge.

McCallum, D., 1993, Photograph of bridge (Photograph). SDV216033.

Other details: Devon County Council.

Google, 2022, Google Streetview (Website). SDV364676.

(Image date: December 2021) Bridge visible with railings (painted black) in place.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV138740Report - Survey: Stead, P. M.. 1993. Archaeological Assessment of Devon County Council Clapper Bridges. Exeter Museums Archaeological Field Unit Report. 93.88. A4 Stapled + Digital. 8.
SDV138745Archive - Survey: Exeter Museums Archaeological Field Unit. 1993. Dartmoor Clapper Bridge Survey. Exeter Museums Archaeological Field Unit. A4 Ring Bound. 825.
SDV216033Photograph: McCallum, D.. 1993. Photograph of bridge. Unknown.
SDV253763Monograph: Crossing, W.. 1901. A Hundred Years on Dartmoor. A Hundred Years on Dartmoor.
SDV321415Report - non-specific: Devon County Council. 1992. Weak Clapper Bridge Consultation. Highways Division Report. Photocopy. 825**.
SDV364676Website: Google. 2022. Google Streetview. http://maps.google.co.uk. Website.

Associated Monuments

MDV77442Related to: Babeny farmstead, Dartmoor Forest (Monument)
MDV45616Related to: Babeny Little Bridge (Monument)
MDV6437Related to: Bridge 200 metres south of Babeny (Monument)
MDV5994Related to: Ruins of Babeny Mill (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV1247 - Archaeological Assessment of Dartmoor Clapper Bridges
  • EDV130 - Dartmoor weak clapper bridge consultation

Date Last Edited:Dec 19 2022 11:25AM