Postbridge

Record Number: 103327
This three span stone bridge is just beside a famous clapper bridge at Postbridge a hamlet in the centre of Dartmoor. The replacement bridge at Postbridge was built around the 1770s as part of a toll road, situated at the heart of Dartmoor on the East Dart River. The present day settlement of Postbridge dates back to the late 18th century when the Turnpike Act of 1772 resulted in the construction of a new road across the moor from Moretonhampstead to Tavistock. It gave powers to repair and improve the road and continued the new road through to Moretonhampstead. Before tarmac these roads were often rough and well rutted towards the end of summer. At this point the East Dart river has left the northern moor and is flowing in a southerly direction past Bellever and on to Dartmeet where it joins with the West Dart.

Tags

bridge
river
trees

Detail

Hurford
Image - Black and White Print
1930
Postbridge

Devon HER Results

ID Name Type
MDV52770 Field system south of Postbridge FIELD SYSTEM
MDV105842 Greyhound Inn, Postbridge INN
MDV5961 Enclosure north of Postbridge ENCLOSURE
MDV6033 St. Gabriel's Church, Postbridge CHAPEL OF EASE
MDV5855 Flint implements found, Postbridge FINDSPOT
MDV7392 Maggie Cross, Postbridge CROSS?
MDV41461 Methodist Chapel, Postbridge METHODIST CHAPEL
MDV105841 House south of Postbridge clapper bridge HOUSE