Malmsmead Bridge

Bridge Name: Malmsmead Bridge
No.: 9
Location: SS 7919 4772
Build Date: 17th Century

Malmsmead Bridge, over the Badgworthy Water, is 17th century and has two round arches, each 8ft 6ins wide. Grade II Malmsmead Bridge. Graceful stone bridge on 2 semi-circular head arches, cutwater buttress each side, parapets. Ancient Monument. Packhorse Bridge over Badgworthy Water. C17-C18. Random rubble localstone. Two arch span, semi-circular headed arches, cutwater buttresses between on both sides, rubble voussoirs, hit and miss coping. Scheduled Ancient Monument (Somerset County No 35). It is still in use for road traffic, and there is a ford adjacent to it on the northern side.1


1. Exmoor National Park HER MSO7729