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HER Number:MDV45623
Name:Whiteworks Bridge


Bridge described as clapper bridge at above ngr (dcc).


Grid Reference:SX 609 708
Map Sheet:SX67SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDartmoor Forest
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLYDFORD

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Extensive earthwork and structural remains of the late 18th century Devonport Leat, Bronze Age features north-east of Nun’s Cross, Whiteworks Tin Mine and other tinning remains on Walkhampton Common as well as earthworks of Bachelors Hall Mine

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX67SW/384
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • BRIDGE (Early Medieval to XXI - 1066 AD to 2009 AD (Between))

Full description

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV216916.

Des=dcc highways division weak clapper bridge consultation/(16/10/1992)/in smr.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV216919.

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

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV40159.

Bridge described as clapper bridge at above ngr (dcc).

Stead, P. M., 1993, Archaeological Assessment of Devon County Council Clapper Bridges, 5 (Report - Survey). SDV138740.

Whiteworks Bridge. Single span. Drystone. Feather and tare on lintels only. Underside of lintels inaccessible. Crosses Devonport Leat, which was built 1793.

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

Site visit on 24th November 1993 (P.M.Stead); Crossing refers to granite footbridge over leat, close to Whiteworks, in 1912. Ordnance Survey First Edition (1888) marks footbridge. Parapet walls of mortared random coursed granite and very long granite block. East parapet wall leaning badly.

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. 5.
SDV138745Archive - Survey: Exeter Museums Archaeological Field Unit. 1993. Dartmoor Clapper Bridge Survey. A4 Ring Bound.
SDV216916Migrated Record:
SDV216919Migrated Record:
SDV40159Migrated Record:

Associated Monuments

MDV19902Related to: The Devonport Leat, Dartmoor (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Jun 12 2018 4:25PM