River Tone Structures

Harpford Bridge

Bridge Name:   Harpford Bridge
No.:   38
Build Date:   Late medieval in origin, southern arch built 1852, altered C20
Road bridge. Random rubble local stone, dressed voussoirs to arches, red sandstone to southern arch, parapet rebuilt in red brick, blue glazed brick saddle back coping. Three arch span, 2 northern arches 4-centred and chamfered, central arch dying into northern impost by cutwater, southern arch semi-circular with keystone, 2 pointed cutwaters with cement caps.1 Jervoise confirms one segmental arch and two pointed arches.2Additional arch built 1852. On the route of the Wiveliscombe to Whiteball turnpike operated by the Wiveliscombe Trust3Over it is a county stone bridge of two arches called Harford Bridge4
References:   1.Somerset HER id=001153
2.The Ancient Bridges of the South of England by Jervoise.
3.Somerset Roads The Legacy of the Turnpikes Phase 1 – Western Somerset J B Bentley & B J Murless.
4.The history and antiqutities of the county of Somerset (1791)- Collinson