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HER Number:MDV7959
Name:Footbridge at Harbourneford


Clapper bridge.


Grid Reference:SX 717 623
Map Sheet:SX76SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDean Prior
Civil ParishSouth Brent
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishSOUTH BRENT

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX76SW/29
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

HENDERSON, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV14218.

Vis=estimated -/-/1937 (henderson) the old road from buckfastleigh to south brent crosses the harbourne at harbourne ford, where there is a clapper foot-bridge with four openings. The bridge is described in 1809 as consisting of flat moorstones thrown across four small openings 4 feet wide, for foot passengers.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV164693.

Clapper bridge.

Untitled Source (Report - Survey). SDV164697.

Vis=footbridge 100m north east of courtledge cottage.

ADAS, Untitled Source (Report - Survey). SDV164699.

Vis=1/3/1995 (adas) stable.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV164700.

Henderson and jervoise/old devon bridges/(1938)37-38.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV164701.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV164702.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV164703.

Des=parish checklist/south brent.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV164704.

Hoskins, w. G. /devon/p348.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV164705.

Doe/hhr:south brent(27/5/1986)58.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV164706.

Des=adas record sheet/in smr.

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, Untitled Source (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV24.

Vis=7/6/1960 (os) the bridge consists of four stone slabs. Supported by five rubble pillars. The slabs have been surfaced with tarmac, and handrails added. It is impossible to determine the date of the bridge.

Department of Environment, Untitled Source (Report - Survey). SDV326389.

Vis=footbridge over harbourne river (a stream). Circa c18 although probably reconstructed in c19. Small clapper bridge with roughly hewn monolithic slate slabs on four stone rubble rectangular piers. Insubstantial c20 steel tube balustrade and iron stanchions. It was recorded by james green the county surveyor, in 1809 (doe).

Sources / Further Reading

SDV14218Migrated Record: HENDERSON.
SDV164693Migrated Record:
SDV164697Report - Survey:
SDV164699Report - Survey: ADAS.
SDV164700Migrated Record:
SDV164701Migrated Record:
SDV164702Migrated Record:
SDV164703Migrated Record:
SDV164704Migrated Record:
SDV164705Migrated Record:
SDV164706Migrated Record:
SDV24Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV326389Report - Survey: Department of Environment.

Associated Monuments

MDV80796Related to: K6 Telephone box, Harbourneford (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Sep 20 2013 9:53AM