River Barle Structures

Landacre Bridge

Bridge Name: Landacre Bridge
No.: 6
Location: Landacre SS 73153 39998
Build Date: Origins Medieval. Repairs recorded in 1621

Description: Carries Landacre Lane
Masonary road bridge with five pointed arches and triangular cutwaters to the piers. Substantial repairs were completed in 1828 by John Brewer, a mason from Dulverton. Carries a minor road between Exford and North Molton.1
A probably late medieval stone bridge of five pointed arches, over the River Barle, restored in 1875. Scheduled monument. Listed grade II
Landacre Bridge, over the River Barle, has five stone arches. Probably late mediaeval. There is stated to be a record of the bridge having existed in 1610. Graceful stone bridge on five pointed-head arches, cutwater buttresses between arches on each side. Stone parapets. Restored. Road bridge over River Barle. Probably late medieval in origin, restored subsequently and in 1875. Random rubble local stone, 2 courses of rubble voussoirs, saddle back coping of slate bedded onend. Five arch span, pointed arches with cutwaters between risingto parapet, hipped tops, square piers in abutments on downstream side. Scheduled Ancient Monument (Somerset County No 266).2


1.Civil Engineering Heritage by R.A.Otter
2.Exmoor National Park HER – MSO8670