Packhorse Bridge about 50 metres west of Lyncombe, Winsford, West Somerset - Exmoor (NP)

Packhorse Bridge. C17-C18, possibly earlier. Lias. Dry stone flat bedded rubble; single span, pointed arch; rubble voussoirs; curved abutments; parapet of undressed stone set on end, ramped up to centre. Hump-backed bridge with remains of pebble pathway. A recent condition survey has identified loss or covering of cobble pathway, partial loss of parapet and extensive plant growth including ivy and large saplings rooting into fabric.

Packhorse Bridge about 50 metres west of Lyncombe, Winsford, West Somerset - Exmoor (NP)
© T. Thurlow HBO with kind permission of Exmoor National Park Authority

Site Details

    Designated Site Name:
    Packhorse Bridge at NGR SS 8670 3748, about 50 metres west of Lyncombe
    Heritage Category:
    Listed Building grade II*
    List Entry Number:
    1174159
    Local Planning Authority:
    Exmoor (NP)
    Site Type:
    Transport > Bridge

Location

    Building Name:
    Packhorse Bridge about 50 metres west of Lyncombe
    County:
    Somerset
    District / Borough:
    West Somerset
    Parish:
    Winsford
    National Park:
    Exmoor (NP)
    Parliamentary Constituency:
    Bridgwater and West Somerset
    Region:
    South West

Assessment Information

    Assessment Type:
    Building or structure
    Condition:
    Poor
    Occupancy / Use:
    Not applicable
    Priority:
    A - Immediate risk of further rapid deterioration or loss of fabric; no solution agreed
    Ownership:
    Unknown