Bury Bridge at Bury in the parish of Brompton Regis within the English county of Somerset is a medieval packhorse bridge. It has been scheduled as an ancient monument and Grade II* listed building.[1][2]

Bury Bridge
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Coordinates51°02′12″N 3°30′24″W / 51.0367°N 3.5066°W / 51.0367; -3.5066Coordinates: 51°02′12″N 3°30′24″W / 51.0367°N 3.5066°W / 51.0367; -3.5066
CarriesRoad
CrossesRiver Haddeo
Heritage statusAncient monument and Grade II* listed building
Characteristics
DesignArch bridge
Total length63 feet (19 m)
Width6 feet 10 inches (2.08 m)
No. of spans4
History
Construction endMiddle Ages
Location

The stone bridge carries a track over the River Haddeo. It consists of four spans, two of which are 7 feet (2.1 m), one 8 feet (2.4 m) and the other 10 feet (3.0 m). Two of the arches are pointed and the other two semi-circular.[1] It has a total span of 48 feet (15 m) and is 6 feet 6 inches (1.98 m) wide.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "MSO8842 - Bury Bridge". Exmoor National Park Historic Environment Record. Exmoor National Park. Retrieved 7 March 2015.
  2. ^ Historic England. "Bury Bridge at NGR SS 9445 2745 (1263985)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 4 April 2015.
  3. ^ Hinchliffe, Ernest (1994). Guide to the Packhorse Bridges of England. Cicerone. p. 148. ISBN 978-1852841430.