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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
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1305983
English Heritage Legacy ID: 92754
Location: Dartmoor Forest, West Devon, Devon, PL20
District: West 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
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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