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HER Number:MDV45641
Name:Bonehill clapper bridge over the East Webburn River, Widecombe-in-the-Moor


Bonehill clapper bridge over the East Webburn River


Grid Reference:SX 721 771
Map Sheet:SX77NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishWidecombe in the Moor
Ecclesiastical ParishWIDECOMBE IN THE MOOR

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX77NW/369

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • BRIDGE (Constructed, Early Medieval to XIX - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)

Full description

Devon County Council Highways Division, 16/10/1992, Weak Clapper Bridge Consultation (Un-published). SDV215781.

Bridge described as clapper bridge.

Stead, P. M., 1993, Archaeological Assessment of Devon County Council Clapper Bridges, 7 (Report - Survey). SDV138740.

Bonehill Bridge. Two spans. Mortared. Feather and tare marks on lintels only. Lintels reinforced with steel. Downstream pier disturbed.

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

Site visit on 19th November 1993; piers and abutments recently repointed and concrete plinth added to base. Outer lintels reinforced downstream with steel shuttering added to underside. Downstream end of pier replaced. Parapets of steel railings. Fairly blunt cutwater.

McCallum, D., 1993, Dartmoor Clapper Bridge Survey, Photograph (Un-published). SDV259790.

Ordnance Survey, 2022, Mastermap 2022 (Cartographic). SDV364674.

Bridge over the East Webburn River.

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. 7.
SDV138745Archive - Survey: Exeter Museums Archaeological Field Unit. 1993. Dartmoor Clapper Bridge Survey. Dartmoor Clapper Bridge Survey. A4 Ring Bound.
SDV215781Un-published: Devon County Council Highways Division. 16/10/1992. Weak Clapper Bridge Consultation. Unknown.
SDV259790Un-published: McCallum, D.. 1993. Dartmoor Clapper Bridge Survey. A4 Ring Bound. Photograph.
SDV364674Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2022. Mastermap 2022. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #135124 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV29743Related to: Bonehill Medieval Settlement, Widecombe-in-the-Moor (Monument)
MDV29204Related to: Higher Bonehill Farmhouse (Building)
MDV7467Related to: Lower Bonehill Farmhouse (Building)
MDV29746Related to: Middle Bonehill Farmhouse (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Jan 25 2022 10:35AM