River Brue Structures

Tootle Bridge


Bridge Name:   Tootle Bridge
No.:   25
Location:   Honey Mead Lane, Barton St David
Build Date:   13th century

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Masonry road bridge. Lias stone cut and squared, ashlar copings. 3 semi-circular arches, of which the centre is slightly taller; solid parapets sightly pointed in centre with curved end returns: two rows voussoirs to arches; one angled cutwater to west side and two to east. Records of bridges in this location in the early medieval period. English Heritage Listed Building Number: 262813.1

The Ilchester road crossed the Brue by a bridge known in 1315 as Todelemill and later as Tootle. Its great arch was in danger of collapse in 1719 and it was then completely rebuilt.2

References:   1. Somerset HER id=51478
Also in The Ancient Bridges of the South of England by Jervoise.
2.British History online V9 id 117177