River Brue Structures

Westhay Bridge


Bridge Name:   Westhay Bridge
No.:   39
Location:   North of Westhay
Build Date:   Circa 1980

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20th century concrete beam bridge, Carries the B3151.The 1558 perambulations of the bounds of the manor of Mudgley record �Westheyes bridge sometimes called Cowe bridge� across the Brue immediately north of Westhay2

Meare village street was referred to as a causeway in the 18th century and there were stepping stones south of Westhay. After 1784 a public road was laid out into Westhay moor, crossing the Brue at Westhay bridge built in 1767 and rebuilt in 1829 and c. 1901, and many private droves crossed the North Drain on wooden or stone bridges, some rebuilt in the 1880s.1

References:   1.British History online V9 id 117181
2.SRO DD/SAS PR 462.