River East Lyn Structures

Leeford bridge

Bridge Name: Leeford bridge
No.: 3
Location: SS 7698 4827
Build Date: c18

Probably c18, parapet raised probably in the mid to late c19. Coursed rubblestone. Single segmental arch with voussoirs. Parapet with rubble copings and curved retaining walls to north abutment. The bridge probably formerly had more of a humped-back but the northern approach was eased at some time, probably in the c19, and the parapet at that end was raised (see differing masonry). The bridge carries the Brendon – Countisbury road over the East Lyn river, the south bank of which forms the parish boundary at this point (see boundary stone set in west parapet)1


1.Exmoor National Park HER – MDE21337