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Location type: Bridge
Location address: United Kingdom, West Somerset, Dulverton
Number of texts: 2
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The Tarr Steps are a prehistoric clapper bridge across the River Barle. A typical clapper bridge construction, the bridge possibly dates to around 1000 BC. The stone slabs weigh up to 5 tons apiece. According to local legend, they were placed by the devil to win a bet. The bridge has been designated by English Heritage as a grade I listed building.

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Linked themes: History, Archeology, Architecture, Technology & engineering

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The Tarr Steps are a clapper bridge across the River Barle in the Exmoor National Park, Somerset, England. They are located in a National Nature Reserve about 2.5 miles (4 km) south east of Withypool and 4 miles (6 km) north west of Dulverton.

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