Photographer's Note

Good Morning Everyone,

I hope I won't bore you with a second posting of the packhorse bridge at Wycoller.

Please click on The Bridge to the Hall to see the photograph in larger format. It is worth the effort.

This is such an interesting feature that I hoped to show you the flat stones upon which you walk. Well, I say flat but after centuries of use, the stones are worn and shaped. Until this century, most of the traffic would have been from people wearing clogs and, of course, until the beginning of the last century, there would have been lots of ponies or donkeys crossing the bridge.

The reason that the walls are so low is so that the loads on the pack ponies would not get caught on the walls.

For further details of the bridge, please click here to see my last post.

In the background, you will be able to see what remains of Wycoller Hall. Today Wycoller Hall stands in ruins but this 16th century hall is believed to have been the inspiration for Ferndean Manor in Charlotte Bronte’s novel, ‘Jane Eyre’.

I will add another view of the bridge as a workshop.

I wish you a very enjoyable weekend, Bev :-)

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Additional Photos by Beverley Robinson (Royaldevon) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9513 W: 373 N: 22022] (86520)
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