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Powder Mills Clapper Bridge

A Grade II Listed Building in Dartmoor Forest, Devon

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Latitude: 50.5778 / 50°34'39"N

Longitude: -3.9383 / 3°56'17"W

OS Eastings: 262856

OS Northings: 77129

OS Grid: SX628771

Mapcode National: GBR Q6.D24D

Mapcode Global: FRA 27MJ.ZF7

Plus Code: 9C2RH3H6+4M

Entry Name: Powder Mills Clapper Bridge

Listing Date: 28 October 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1305983

English Heritage Legacy ID: 92754

Location: Dartmoor Forest, West Devon, Devon, PL20

County: Devon

Civil Parish: Dartmoor Forest

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Widecombe-in-the-Moor St Pancras

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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11/21 Powder Mills Clapper Bridge
- II

Clapper bridge over Cherry Brook. Early-mid C19. Rough granite blocks to pier and
jambs, and granite slab lintels. The bridge is of 2 spans. Drill-holes in a number
of the stones suggest that the bridge was constructed after the turn of the C19
(when this method of splitting granite was introduced) and it may date from c.1844
when the nearby powder mills were built. This form of bridge construction on
Dartmoor was first used probably in early medieval times but later examples such as
this one also occur.
Source : Dartmoor : A New Study - Roads and Tracks : R Groves.

Listing NGR: SX6285677129

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