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HER Number:MDV52773
Name:Clapper Bridge over a Tributary of the Cherry Brook at Powder Mills Gunpowder Factory


Clapper bridge over a tributary of the Cherry Brook at the 19th century Powder Mills gunpowder factory


Grid Reference:SX 627 774
Map Sheet:SX67NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDartmoor Forest
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLYDFORD

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX67NW/267
  • 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, 149204 (Un-published). SDV262504.

Clapper bridge crossing an unnamed tributary of the Cherry Brook.

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

Site visited on 21st November 1979 and 18th July 1989. 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 within the Powder Mills complex.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV262504Un-published: Gerrard, S.. 1998. 149204. Monument Protection Programme.
SDV262508National Monuments Record Database: National Monuments Record. 2012. 442549. National Monuments Record Database. Website.
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #94434 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV5845Related to: Clapper Bridge on the Cherry Brook at Powder Mills (Monument)
MDV52772Related to: Clapper Bridge over 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 4:05PM