Haselbury Bridge

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Haselbury Bridge
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From: Merriott
To: Haselbury Plucknett
Location
Haselbury Plucknett
County
Somerset
Opening Date
C14th
On road(s)
unclassified
Crossings related to the A30
Dunheved Bridge • Easthams Bridge • High Bridge (Dorset) • Palmersbridge • Runnymede Viaducts • Sticklepath Bypass Bridge • Stockbridge • Yarcombe Bridge

This is reputedly one of the finest medieval bridges in Somerset, if not the whole South West. It is a very small two-arched stone bridge dating back to the 14th Century, which was bypassed as early as 1831 when the Yeovil Turnpike Company built the nearby Easthams Bridge a little upstream, which is now used by the A30.

Constructed of local ashlar Ham Stone, the bridge has all the richness of this beautiful material, softened by the extensive growth of trees on this stretch of the river, which unfortunately makes it difficult to photograph! The two segmental arches each have four ribs underneath to add strength to the structure. The roadway is only single track, which is one of the reasons it was bypassed.



Haselbury Bridge
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Crossings of the River Parrett & Tone
River ParrettSouth Perrott Bridge • Grey Abbey Bridge • Easthams Bridge • Haselbury Bridge • Byme Bridge • Petherton Bridge • Great Bow Bridge • Burrowbridge • Dunwear Bridge • Blake Bridge • Town Bridge (Bridgwater) • Chandos Bridge • Drove Bridge (Bridgwater)
Kings Sedgemoor Drain and River CaryDunball Bridge • Crandon Bridge • Greylake Bridge • Cary Bridge
River ToneBeverton Pond Bridge • Waterrow Bridge • Tone Bridge • Tytherleigh Bridge • Tone Bridge (Taunton) • Priory Bridge (Taunton) • Obridge Viaduct • Bathpool Bridge • M5 (Taunton) Viaduct • New Bridge (Curry Moor) • Athelney Bridge • Stanmoor Bridge