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HER Number:MDV5940
Name:Clapper Bridge at Two Bridges

Summary

Clapper bridge. A clapper which spanned the west dart at two bridges as late as 1765 was probably removed when the new road was constructed after 1772 and diverted to cross the west dart below its junction with the cowsic. Donn in his map of 1765 shows the track crossing both streams above their point of junction and shows in place of the present plymouth road a moorland track marked out by guide posts. The clapper across the cowsic still stands just above water level, washed away in the flood of 1890 but restored by the dartmoor preservation association. Post medieval. Not earlier than 1400 (worth).

Location

Grid Reference:SX 608 749
Map Sheet:SX67SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDartmoor Forest
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLYDFORD

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX67NW/69

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • CLAPPER BRIDGE (Built, XV to XVIII - 1401 AD to 1772 AD (Between))
  • ROAD BRIDGE (Built, XVIII - 1775 AD? to 1799 AD (Between))

Full description

Prowse, A. B., Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV235354.

Beardown clapper bridge is on the course of an ancient trackway which runs across walkhampton common (prowse).


1906, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV246083.

'two bridges' marked on os 6" (1906) map (os).


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV246084.

Worth, r. H. /tda/81(1949)323/the moorstone age.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV246085.

Prowse, a. B. /tda/38(1906)413/the forest bounds near princetown.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV246086.

Thomas, d. L. B. /dcnq/36(1991)363-366/two bridges.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV246087.

Des=os 6" (1906) 107nw.


WORTH, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV6808.

Clapper bridge. A clapper which spanned the west dart at two bridges as late as 1765 was probably removed when the new road was constructed after 1772 and diverted to cross the west dart below its junction with the cowsic. Donn in his map of 1765 shows the track crossing both streams above their point of junction and shows in place of the present plymouth road a moorland track marked out by guide posts. The clapper across the cowsic still stands just above water level, washed away in the flood of 1890 but restored by the dartmoor preservation association. Post medieval. Not earlier than 1400 (worth).

Sources / Further Reading

SDV235354Migrated Record: Prowse, A. B..
SDV246083Migrated Record: 1906.
SDV246084Migrated Record:
SDV246085Migrated Record:
SDV246086Migrated Record:
SDV246087Migrated Record:
SDV6808Migrated Record: WORTH.

Associated Monuments

MDV70258Related to: MILESTONE in the Parish of Dartmoor Forest (Monument)
MDV46244Related to: Road bridge at Two Bridges (Monument)
MDV103145Related to: Saracen's Head, Two Bridges (Building)
MDV118541Related to: Two Bridges Hotel (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Jun 14 2016 1:42PM