Clapper Bridge

Clapper Bridge 1997
Title Clapper Bridge
Date 1997
Location Esholt
Photo ID Y30
Comment Arnold Holdsworth stands on the ancient Clapper Bridge. The name “Clapper” is derived from the Latin claperius, meaning a pile of stones, this type of bridge was simply constructed by laying slabs of stone on piers or piles of stones for support. Various measurements have been given for some of the stones used to construct this bridge e.g. the top stone measures 10″ deep, 7′ 10″ long and 34″ wide and is gritstone. The bridge is largely made of chunks of dressed stone and cemented at one bank. used to construct this bridge e.g. the top stone measures 10″ deep, 7′ 10″ long and 34″ wide and is gritstone. The bridge is largely made of chunks of dressed stone and cemented at one bank.
Clapper Bridge 1997

Y31 – Clapper Bridge, 1997.

Clapper Bridge – 1997

The man in the water is Denis Williams.

Clapper Bridge 1997

Y32 – Clapper Bridge, 1997.

Clapper Bridge – 1997

Bridge with Ford, Esholt.

Clapper Bridge 1997

Y33 – Clapper Bridge, 1997.

Clapper Bridge – 1997

Water from a Medieval ford flowing under a bridge in Esholt.

Clapper Bridge 1997

Y34 – Clapper Bridge, 1997.

Clapper Bridge – 1997

The shallow flow of water under the bridge is visible, this is from a Medieval ford.

Clapper Bridge 1997

Y35 – Clapper Bridge, 1997.

Clapper Bridge – 1997

Looking down on a shallow watercourse which is from a Medieval ford.

Consolidated by Elaine Ellwood. 02 May 2021.
Last updated: 04 May 2021.

Leave a comment