Minor Waterways Structures

Chilthorne Bow


Bridge Name:   Chilthorne Bow
Location:   Chilthorne Domer – ST 5253 2131
Build Date:   1912
Engineer:   Designed by Edward Stead when he was Assistant County Surveyor
Reinforced concrete slab bridge. Copings, stringcourses and quoins are of ashlar masonry with the remainder of the masonry rock faced. The end of the concrete deck is exposed in elevation. The bridge is 12 feet in span and was extended in the 1950s.1

Inscription ‘REBUILT 1912’.Fothergill Bros. Exeter, re-building contractors.2

References:   1. Somerset Her Ref:14368
2. Somerset Roads the Legacy of the Turnpikes – Western Somerset by J B Bentley & B J Murless