Edbrooke Packhorse Bridge

Bridge Name:

Edbrooke Packhorse Bridge
No.: 20 
Location:SS 9117 3421
Build Date: 18th century

packhorse bridge of possible medieval origin over the River Exe. It was rebuilt in the 18th century.
Packhorse bridge over River Exe. Possibly medieval in origin, rebuilt C18. Local stone random rubble, rubble voussoirs, slate coping. Two arch span, semicircular arches, small cutwater on upstream side only, probably pebble pavement to narrow pathway. The road to Winsford passed over the bridge until the new turnpike road was cut in 1824. 1

Edbrooke, below Winsford, is the site of another ancient packhorse bridge on a former route from the Quarme valley up to Winsford Hill. It was rebuilt in the 18th century and carried the road to Winsford until the new turnpike road
was made in 1824. (2)


1.Exmoor National Park HER – MSO8546

2. THE RIVER EXE – Victoria County History – Mary Suirat University of London