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HER Number:MDV6488
Name:Bridge 19 meters north of Dartmeet Bridge

Summary

Clapper bridge over the River Dart at Dartmeet.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 671 732
Map Sheet:SX67SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDartmoor Forest
Civil ParishWidecombe in the Moor
DistrictTeignbridge
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishWIDECOMBE IN THE MOOR

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: 443004
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX67SE/96
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II): 92764

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • CLAPPER BRIDGE (Early Medieval to XXI - 1066 AD to 2009 AD (Between))

Full description

Crossing, W., 1912 (1965), Crossing's Guide to Dartmoor, 157 (Monograph). SDV320981.

Destroyed by flood in 1820 the bridge was partly restored about 20 years ago but some stones have since been displaced.


Henderson, C. + Jervoise, E., 1938, Old Devon Bridges, 33 (Monograph). SDV2296.

Remains of a clapper bridge which formerly had five spans.


Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1950 - 1952, SX67SE51 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV283259.

Cyclopean bridge. Good condition with fine piers, but only one bridge slab remains in position.


Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1980, SX67SE51 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV347053.

Five drystone piers, up to 1.4 meters high, and one span of the clapper bridge remain. The original date is uncertain, but it is probably medieval.


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


Hanks, N., 2016, Removal of duplicate listing - clapper bridge north of Dartmeet Bridge (Correspondence). SDV359455.

Duplicate listing for the bridge removed.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV2296Monograph: Henderson, C. + Jervoise, E.. 1938. Old Devon Bridges. Old Devon Bridges. Unknown. 33.
SDV283259Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1950 - 1952. SX67SE51. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV320981Monograph: Crossing, W.. 1912 (1965). Crossing's Guide to Dartmoor. Crossing's Guide to Dartmoor. Hardback Volume. 157.
SDV346129Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2011. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #97718 ]
SDV347053Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1980. SX67SE51. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV359455Correspondence: Hanks, N.. 2016. Removal of duplicate listing - clapper bridge north of Dartmeet Bridge. Email. Digital.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:May 20 2016 11:04AM