Okehampton (1811)Prout, Samuel
|Devon||West Country Studies||Portfolio 15|
|Devon||North Devon Record Office||SC1837|
CD 29 DVD 5
Bray, Mrs. The borders of the Tamar and the Tavy. London: W. Kent, 1879. Vol. I. p. 144. Amongst the British antiquities of the Moor, I must not forget to mention the rude vestiges of its primitive bridges.The construction of these bridges is exceedingly simple, being nothing more than masses of granite piled horizontally, and thus forming the piers, on a foundation of solid rock, that Nature has planted in the midst of the stream. The piers being thus formed, the bridge is completed by huge slabs of moorstone laid across and supported from pier to pier. Some few of these picturesque and primitive bridges still remain entire; others are seen in ruins.[Text may be taken from a different source or edition than that listed as the source by Somers Cocks.]
S38. PROUT, Samuel: PICTURESQUE DELINEATIONS IN THE COUNTIES OF DEVON AND CORNWALL, IMITATED FROM THE ORIGINAL STUDIES.
Shows a clapper bridge