Packhorse bridge

Record Number: 103357 | © Mr J Hurford
A packhorse bridge on Dartmoor. The name of this particular bridge is not known, though it may well be somewhere along the River Dart. These packhorse bridges are common on the moor; they are wide enough for laden packhorses and small carts to pass over. They mainly date from the late medieval/ early modern period and are well built; they often replaced earlier, less substantial bridges (e.g. wood) and were vital for transport and communication over the moor.

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Detail

Hurford
Image - Black and White Print
1930
Dartmoor

Devon HER Results

ID Name Type
MDV95130 PACKHORSE BRIDGE APPROXIMATELY 30 METRES TO WEST OF LEEFORD BRIDGE (THAT PART IN BRENDON CP)
MDV75268 Packhorse Bridge to west of Westcott Barton, Marwood BRIDGE
MDV95807 Packhorse Bridge, Eastacombe PACKHORSE BRIDGE
MDV95726 PACKHORSE BRIDGE