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HER Number:MDV52772
Name:Clapper Bridge over the Cherry Brook at Powder Mills Gunpowder Factory


Clapper bridge over the Cherry Brook at Powder Mills gunpowder factory


Grid Reference:SX 628 773
Map Sheet:SX67NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDartmoor Forest
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLYDFORD

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX67NW/266
  • Old SAM Ref: 28718

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • CLAPPER BRIDGE (XVIII to XIX - 1800 AD to 1900 AD (Between))

Full description

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

Bridge shown on 19th century map.

Gerrard, S., 1998, 149206 (Un-published). SDV262509.

Clapper bridge crossing the Cherry Brook.

National Monuments Record, 2012, 442549 (National Monuments Record Database). SDV262508.

Site visited on 21st November 1979. Clapper bridge at SX62817738. Utilises drillsplit slabs and posts laid across crude drystone abutments and piers.
Probably built as part of the Powder Mills complex, to facilitate movement of raw materials and finished product. Consequently post-1844.
One of three clapper bridges on the Cherry Brook within the Powder Mills complex.

Ordnance Survey, 2012, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV348725.

Bridge shown on modern mapping.

English Heritage, 9/10/1981, Gunpowder factory at Powder Mills (Schedule Document). SDV350194.

Clapper bridge within the scheduled area of Powder Mills gunpowder factory.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV262508National Monuments Record Database: National Monuments Record. 2012. 442549. National Monuments Record Database. Website.
SDV262509Un-published: Gerrard, S.. 1998. 149206. Monument Protection Programme.
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV348725Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2012. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #94433 ]
SDV350194Schedule Document: English Heritage. 9/10/1981. Gunpowder factory at Powder Mills. The Schedule of Monuments. Website.

Associated Monuments

MDV5845Related to: Clapper Bridge on the Cherry Brook at Powder Mills (Monument)
MDV52773Related to: Clapper Bridge over a Tributary of the Cherry Brook at Powder Mills Gunpowder Factory (Monument)
MDV5913Related to: Powder Mills Gunpowder Factory, Cherry Brook (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Nov 9 2012 3:47PM