Postbridge Clapper Bridge - Dartmoor

Postbridge Clapper Bridge - Dartmoor
The well known clapper bridge in Postbridge where it traverses the East Dart river.
It is thought the word 'clapper' derives from an Anglo-Saxon word, 'cleaca', meaning 'bridging the stepping stones'.
The slabs are over 13ft long and 6ft wide , weighing over 8 tons each.
It was first recorded in 1380 and was built to facilitate the transportation of tin by pack horse to the stannary town of Tavistock.
Keywords: postbridge, clabber, bridge, dartmoor, river, dart
Date: 09.06.2006 18:38
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