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Tarr Steps at Ngr Ss 8677 3211, Withypool and Hawkridge

Description: Tarr Steps at Ngr Ss 8677 3211

Grade: I
Date Listed: 6 April 1959
English Heritage Building ID: 265577

OS Grid Reference: SS8677032110
OS Grid Coordinates: 286770, 132110
Latitude/Longitude: 51.0771, -3.6177

Location: Withypool, Somerset TA22 9PY

Locality: Withypool and Hawkridge
Local Authority: West Somerset District Council
County: Somerset
Country: England
Postcode: TA22 9PY

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There is also a scheduled monument with a similar name, Tarr Steps, at the same location as this building or very close to it. This is probably the same structure or related to it in some way.

Explore more of the area around Withypool and Hawkridge, Somerset at Explore Britain.

Listing Text


2/58 Tarr Steps



Clapper bridge over River Barle. Medieval in origin, sections frequently rebuilt after flood damage, most recently in 1942, 1952 and 1979. Local grit sandstone slabs weighing up to 1-2 tons apiece. Seventeen spans, 55m in length set about one metre above the river. Scheduled Ancient Monument (Somerset County No. 34). (Photograph in NMR; Proceedings SANHS, Vol. 93, 1947).

Listing NGR: SS8677032110

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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