See why it was listed view it on a map see visitor comments and photos and share your own comments and photos of this building. The river brue originates in the parish of brewham in somerset england and reaches the sea some 50 kilometres 31 mi west at burnham on sea it originally took a different route from glastonbury to the sea but this was changed by glastonbury abbey in the twelfth century.
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River brue west lydford. The river brue is a river of somerset largely passing through the somerset levels it rises in the parish of brewham and reaches the sea some 30 miles west at burnham on sea it originally took a different route from glastonbury to the sea but was diverted by the monastery in the twelfth century. The weir which is the largest on the brue had suffered severe erosion damage in the latter part of last century and was in danger of collapse. Roadbridge over river brue at ngr st 5651 3185 is a grade ii listed building in west lydford somerton somerset england.
The current road bridge taking the high street over the river brue was built in the 17th century. West lydford is a village in somerset. The river provides an important drainage route for water from a low lying area which is prone to flooding which man has.
Passing alford house the river passes the site of hornblotton mill where now just the the mill leat remains and on to lovington mill where the river turns south for a short distance before resuming a westerly direction passing beneath bridgefoot bridge which carries the fosseway and on to west lydford. The river brue across the centre of this view forms the southern boundary of the churchyard. The ancient weir on the river brue in the village of west lydford has just been repaired by a group of local volunteers after 3 years of fundraising.
No current or recent warnings. Alford to west lydford approximately 3 miles. At this point a mill leat is formed which provided a power source for a mill close to tootle bridge where the mill leat rejoins the brue.
Swimmers in the river brue at lydford on fosse somerset take their exercise next to st peter s church on another hot spring day. River brue and glastonbury millstream from lovington to highbridge east lydford west lydford tuckers lane at baltonsborough street drove the a39 between street and glastonbury cradle bridge glastonbury heath and street heath. Where the road crosses the river brue.
West lydford church consecrated in 1846 was built to designs by benjamin ferrey and replaced a 14thcentury church which had been described as large and handsome in the 1780s. The village is the site for the lydford on fosse parish hall which is situated adjacent to the church. At west lydford the river passes beneath a delightful 17th century stone bridge of five arches and just past st peter s church turns north cascading over a large weir.