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Somerset Historic Environment Record


Site Name: Bow Bridge (also known as The Packhorse Bridge), Plox (North West side), Bruton
Civil Parish: Bruton
Grid Ref: ST 6836 3481 (ST 63 SE)
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Image: Image of HER 50836 - Photo by Somerset County Council
  HER 50836 - Photo by Somerset County Council

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The public accessibility of this site is unknown or has not been checked. Please ask locally and do not visit without permission. [Information last updated on 21 May 2003]


Footbridge. Possibly C15. Local stone ashlar. Slightly pointed 2-order chamfered arch, with angled parapets and copings making slight point in centre, with return walls along footpath to North. On West side is an eroded carved shield set into the parapet, and on North West corner the remains of a plinthed pier. Walkway less than 1 metre wide, with Keinton flags to South side and stone setts to North. Bridge has been several times damaged by flooding of the River Brue, latest 1982 the Fitzpanes family, who lived at Redlynch in the C15 and C16, and founded Kings School (qv), suggesting that they may have rebuilt this probable link between the former Abbey, being opposite the supposed gatehouse of same, and its Court House in the High Street (Nos 34 and 36 qv). Scheduled Ancient Monument (Somerset County No 176). (Couzens P, Bruton in Selwood, Abbey Press, Sherborne, (1972)). {1}

English Heritage Listed Building Number: 261617. First Listed on 24/03/1961. English Heritage Unified Designation System Asset Number: 1176195 {3}


1 Statutory List - Sixty-first List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic interest: District of Yeovil (Somerset) (29/8/1984) Location: HER collections.
2 Description - Couzens P, Bruton in Selwood, Abbey press, Sherborne, (1972)
3 Data transfer - Listed Buildings database, English Heritage. Record ID: 261617 (2005)

Record created in November 1997

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