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HER Number:MDV63104
Name:Axe Bridge, Hawkchurch


Road bridge over the river Axe to the south-west of Wadbrook. The bridge was mined during the Second World War as part of the Wadbrook defence area on the Taunton Stop Line constructed in 1940.


Grid Reference:ST 322 017
Map Sheet:ST30SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishHawkchurch
DistrictEast Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishCHARDSTOCK

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: ST30SW/191

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

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

Axe Bridge marked.

Carter, R. W., 1999, Appendix B - Chardstock Parish checklist (Worksheet). SDV111546.

Axe Bridge is shown on the Henley map with a ford.

Foot, W., 2005, Defence Areas. A National Study of Second World War Anti-Invasion Landscapes in England, DA04-Wadbrook-S0016397 (Report - Survey). SDV360266.

Wadbrook defence area. Mined bridge E30. Recorded in 1940.

Ordnance Survey, 2017, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV359962.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV111546Worksheet: Carter, R. W.. 1999. Appendix B - Chardstock Parish checklist. Chard History Group. Worksheet.
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV359962Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2017. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #97211 ]
SDV360266Report - Survey: Foot, W.. 2005. Defence Areas. A National Study of Second World War Anti-Invasion Landscapes in England. Council for British Archaeology/English Heritage. Digital. DA04-Wadbrook-S0016397.

Associated Monuments

MDV119535Part of: Taunton Stop Line (Monument)
MDV119869Part of: Wadbrook Defence Area on the Taunton Stop Line (Monument)
MDV48680Related to: Roadblock S.RD. 51 at Axe Bridge to the south-west of Wadbrook (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Jan 4 2018 8:54AM