|Bridge Name:||Bolter’s Bridge|
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|Medieval masonary pack horse/footbridge built of lias rubble, with four segmental pointed archways,rough hewn voussoirs, three triangular cutwaters and cobbled deck. Reputedly built by the Abbots of Glastonbury to connect the two parts of the moor and to make a road between Castle Cary and Glastonbury. English Heritage Listed Building Number: 267654.
” The Rev. Prebendary Thring read extracts from a letter of Mr. Dickinson, on this bridge, as follows : � ” The authority for ‘Bolter’s Bridge,’ . . . depends on the boundaries of Ditcheat, given in the Glastonbury Chartularies. … In them ‘ Bolam tree ‘ is mentioned where the bridge now is ; the am is a case, dative, I think, and the word in the nominative would be ‘ Bol-tre.’ I should like the antiquaries to explain ‘ Bol,’ and also make out the date of the bridge.
|References:||1.Somerset HER������ �
2.SOMERSETSHIRE ARCHAEOLOGICAL AND NATURAL HISTORY society’s proceedings, 1890. VOL. XXXVI
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