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HER Number:MDV6165
Name:Wallabrook clapper bridge

Summary

Clapper bridge; foot bridge over Walla Brook (a tributary of the North Teign River). 18th or 19th century. Slabs of granite. The abuttments are built up of relatively large slabs of granite and the stream is bridged by a large and irregular-shaped slab of undressed granite which arches slightly.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 653 871
Map Sheet:SX68NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishGidleigh
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishGIDLEIGH

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX68NE/40
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II): 94712

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • CLAPPER BRIDGE (Built, XVIII to XIX - 1701 AD to 1899 AD (Between))

Full description

Wilkinson, J. G., 1862, On British Remains on Dartmoor, 123-4 (Article in Serial). SDV277122.

Wilkinson notes simplicity of construction of single slab laid from bank to bank. The example over the Wallabrook, near the circle on Gidleigh Common is not the original, but is probably similar to it.


Crossing, W., 1912 (1965), Crossing's Guide to Dartmoor, 82 (Monograph). SDV320981.

Wallabrook clapper bridge, a single stone clapper bridge.


Ordnance Survey, 2011, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV346129.

'Wallabrook Bridge (Foot)' depicted on the modern mapping.


English Heritage, 2011, National Heritage List for England (National Heritage List for England). SDV347072.

Clapper bridge; foot bridge over Walla Brook (a tributary of the North Teign River). 18th or 19th century. Slabs of granite. The abuttments are built up of relatively large slabs of granite and the stream is bridged by a large and irregular-shaped slab of undressed granite which arches slightly (Listed 1987). Other details: LB UID: 92712.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV277122Article in Serial: Wilkinson, J. G.. 1862. On British Remains on Dartmoor. Journal of the British Archaeological Association. 18. Unknown. 123-4.
SDV320981Monograph: Crossing, W.. 1912 (1965). Crossing's Guide to Dartmoor. Crossing's Guide to Dartmoor. Hardback Volume. 82.
SDV346129Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2011. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #96843 ]
SDV347072National Heritage List for England: English Heritage. 2011. National Heritage List for England. Website.

Associated Monuments

MDV53185Related to: FORD in the Parish of Gidleigh (Monument)
MDV6166Related to: Teign-a-ver Clapper Bridge (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Jun 13 2016 3:22PM