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Monument Number 1145573

Hob Uid: 1145573
Location :
Somerset
Somerset West and Taunton
Dunster
Grid Ref : SS9916043330
Summary : A Post Medieval eighteenth century rustic style bridge spanning the River Avill in Dunster Park. It comprises a double-arched span and is built of local stone with a brick capping. A brick seat is built into the parapet. The northern side is faced with undressed stone and pebbles to create a rustic effect; the southern face is plain.
More information : An eighteenth century bridge spanning the River Avill in the grounds of Dunster Castle lies at SS 9916 4333, 200m upstream from the Palladian bridge (SS 94 SE 103). The bridge is built in a "rustic" style, designed to be viewed from the north. The double-arched span curves over the river, and a waterfall and island have been created downstream. The bridge is built of local stone with a brick capping. A brick seat is built into the parapet. The northern side is faced with undressed stone and pebbles to create a rustic effect; the southern face is plain.

The bridge takes a footpath over the river and out of the Castle grounds towards the Deer Park. It was designed by Richard Phelps, and is part of the 18th century enhancement of the grounds of Dunster Castle, for H F Luttrell. (1).

Sources :
Source Number : 1
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : Riley H 1998 RCHME Field Investigation
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Post Medieval
Display Date : C18
Monument End Date : 1799
Monument Start Date : 1700
Monument Type : Bridge
Evidence : Structure

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External Cross Reference Source : Listed Building List Entry Legacy Uid
External Cross Reference Number : 264701
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SS 94 SE 104
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Associated Monuments : 621258
Relationship type : Is referred to by

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