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HER Number:MDV75699
Name:Clapper Bridge and Ford to west of Fernworthy Down

Summary

Small clapper brdge and ford shown on 19th century map on the west side of Fernworthy Down

Location

Grid Reference:SX 513 860
Map Sheet:SX58NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishBridestowe
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishBRIDESTOWE

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • CLAPPER BRIDGE (Unknown date)

Full description

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

'Foot Bridge' shown on 19th century map with a 'Ford' to the southeast.


Ordnance Survey, 1904 - 1906, Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map (Cartographic). SDV325644.

'Foot Bridge' and 'Ford' shown on early 20th century map.


Knight, S., 2009, Fernworthy Features (Personal Comment). SDV342939.

Footbridge shown on 19th century map is a small clapper bridge.


Newman, P., 2011, An Archaeological Assessment of Fernworthy Down, Bridestowe, Devon (Report - Assessment). SDV347937.

A stone clapper bridge constructed from two rectangular stone slabs of 1.3m by 0.6m and one upright support, which spans the un-named brook at the south end of the down. It provided a crossing point for the Lydford to Okehampton route described above. The date is unknown but likely to be 19th century as it is marked on the OS 25” map of 1884-6 but not on the Tithe of 1841.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV325644Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1904 - 1906. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV342939Personal Comment: Knight, S.. 2009. Fernworthy Features.
SDV347937Report - Assessment: Newman, P.. 2011. An Archaeological Assessment of Fernworthy Down, Bridestowe, Devon. South-West Landscape Investigations Report. A4 Comb Bound + Digital.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Feb 26 2014 10:21AM