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Barle Bridge


Barle Bridge

Barle Bridge
Barle Bridge at Dulverton
Carries B3222
Crosses River Barle
Locale Dulverton, Somerset, England
Heritage status Ancient monument
Design Arch bridge
Material Stone
Number of spans 5
Construction begin Middle Ages

Barle Bridge is a five span stone arch bridge over the River Barle in Dulverton within the English county of Somerset, which is medieval in origin. It has been scheduled as an ancient monument and is a Grade II listed building.[1][2]


The bridge was built in the Middle Ages at the site of an earlier ford.[3] [4]

It was repaired in 1624,[5] and subsequently widened in 1819 by John Stone.[6] It was further repaired in 1866 and in 1952–1953 after flood damage.[7]

The bridge is included in the Dulverton Conservation Area Appraisal.[8]


The bridge which is built of local stone has five arches.[3]

The bridge has double rings on the downstream side and single rings on the upstream side.[6]


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  3. ^ a b "MSO9331 - Barle Bridge, Dulverton". Exmoor Historic Environment Record. Exmoor National Park. Retrieved 4 March 2015. 
  4. ^ Gathercole, Clare. "English Heritage Extensive Urban Survey An archaeological assessment of Dulverton" (PDF). Somerset County Council. Retrieved 4 March 2015. 
  5. ^ "Barle Bridge". Pastscape. English Heritage. Retrieved 4 March 2015. 
  6. ^ a b Otter, R.A. (1994). Civil Engineering Heritage: Southern England. London: Thomas Telford Ltd. p. 91.  
  7. ^ "Barle Bridge at NGR SS 9120 2782". Images of England. English Heritage. Retrieved 14 December 2008. 
  8. ^ Fisher, John. "Dulverton Conservation Area Appraisal" (PDF). Exmoor National Park. Retrieved 4 March 2015. 
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