Swans on the River Brue

Chilly Bridge

Bridge Name:   Chilly Bridge
No.:   25
Location:   SS 92906 29568
Build Date:   18th century or earlier, and was restored in the late 19th century.
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Carries the Chillybridge Rocks Lane

Road bridge over River Exe. C18, or earlier, restored late C19. Flat bedded local slate, north-east parapet renewed in squared local stone, south-west corner of parapet cemented, slate rubble voussoirs, saddleback slate coping. Single span, 4-centred arch, humpbacked bridge, parapet swept back north-east and south-west corners when restored. English Heritage Listed Building Number: 265598. First Listed on 06/04/1959. Stone, Random rubble, coursed walls.1

Chilly bridge, two miles south, has a single pointed arch. Although built in the medieval tradition, it is doubtful if the present structure was in existence before the 19th century.2

References:   1.Exmoor National Park HER - MSO10800
2.The Ancient Bridges of the South of England - Jervoise

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