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HER Number:MDV6166
Name:Teign-a-ver Clapper Bridge

Summary - not yet available


Grid Reference:SX 654 870
Map Sheet:SX68NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishGidleigh
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishGIDLEIGH

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX68NE/41
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • CLAPPER BRIDGE (XVIII to XXI - 1751 AD to 2009 AD (Between))

Full description

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV274217.

Prowse, a. B. /tda/24(1892)422/the bounds of the forest of dartmoor.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV274218.

Wilkinson, j. G. /jbaa/18(1862)123-124/on british remains at dartmoor.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV274219.

Henserson, c. + jervoise, e. /old devon bridges(1938)40.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV274220.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV274221.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV274222.

Des=photo in pf.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV274223.

Des=os 6"(1906)89ne.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV274224.

Des=probert, s. A. J. /(16/8/1991)/rchme field investigation.

National Monuments Record, 2010, Untitled Source (National Monuments Record Database). SDV214864.

Teign-e-ver clapper bridge (foot). Os 6" 1963. Vis=estimated -/-/1891 (prowse) close to the confluence of the teign with the wallabrook was a clapper bridge prior to 1826 when a flood destroyed it. Situated where the e bounds of the forest adjoins the n quarter. Called teign-e-ver clapper or just teign clapper (prowse). Vis=wilkinson notes simple construction of these ancient bridges, of which the one over the north teign is an example. Two long blocks of granite side by side. The bank carefully supported by masonry. Slabs are not the original bridge but are probably similar (wilkinson). Vis=the north teign river is crossed at teign-e-ver by a clapper bridge (henderson + jervoise). Vis=clapper bridge; foot bridge over the north teign river. Probably c19. Slabs of roughly-shaped granite. The abutments (and indeed the stream banks for quite a distance either side) are built up of relatively large granite blocks. The stream is bridged by two long rectangular slabs of granite laid side by side and now held in place by iron bands (doe). Vis=16/8/1991 (rchme) single span clapper (clam) bridge. Vis=the span comprises a pair of drill-split blocks each 2.9m long, 04m wide and 0.3m thick which rest on a combination of massive earthfast boulders and constructed abutments. The ends of these blocks are secured to their supports by iron clamps and bars. The river banks both on the up and downstream sides have been reverted in places (probert).

Sources / Further Reading

SDV214864National Monuments Record Database: National Monuments Record. 2010. National Monuments Record Database. Website.
SDV274217Migrated Record:
SDV274218Migrated Record:
SDV274219Migrated Record:
SDV274220Migrated Record:
SDV274221Migrated Record:
SDV274222Migrated Record:
SDV274223Migrated Record:
SDV274224Migrated Record:

Associated Monuments

MDV6197Related to: Holed stone near Wallabrook Bridge (Monument)
MDV14879Related to: Reave on Shovel Down, Gidleigh (Monument)
MDV6165Related to: Wallabrook clapper bridge (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Jul 20 2018 8:41AM