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Clapper Bridge About 20 Metres North of Dartmeet Bridge

A Grade II Listed Building in Widecombe in the Moor, Devon

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.5435 / 50°32'36"N

Longitude: -3.8757 / 3°52'32"W

OS Eastings: 267193

OS Northings: 73207

OS Grid: SX671732

Mapcode National: GBR QB.106G

Mapcode Global: FRA 27RM.KX5

Entry Name: Clapper Bridge About 20 Metres North of Dartmeet Bridge

Listing Date: 23 August 1955

Last Amended: 3 November 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1260486

English Heritage Legacy ID: 440593

Location: Dartmoor Forest, West Devon, Devon, PL20

County: Devon

District: West Devon

Civil Parish: Widecombe in the Moor

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Leusdon St John the Baptist

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text

WIDECOMBE-IN-THE-MOOR
SX 67 SE
5/151

Clapper bridge about 20 metres north of Dartmeet Bridge (formerly listed as remains of Clapper Bridge)

23.8.55

GV

II

Clapper bridge crossing East Dart river. C17 or earlier.
Granite. A bridge of five spans with abutments and piers made up of large, natural
boulders piled up unmortared, one on top of the other. Two of the spans are each
crossed by a single broad lintel or clapper-stone, about 1 metre wide, but the other
three spans now have no lintels at all. These were washed away in the great flood of 4
August 1826 (Exeter Flying Post, 10.8.1826).
The bridge makes an excellent group with Dartmeet bridge (q.v., 20 metres to the
south).

The asset was previously listed twice also at List entry 1170696.
This entry was removed from the List on 7th March 2016.

This entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 8th March 2016.

Listing NGR: SX6719373207

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