Introducing Tarr Steps

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Tarr Steps is a 17 span clapper bridge (a bridge made of un-mortared stone slabs), the longest of its kind in Britain. It was first mentioned in Tudor times but we believe it may be much older. The natural ford at Tarr Steps is clearly an ancient crossing point, and the bridge was believed to be prehistoric, but with the damage caused by periodic flooding (the most recent being December 2012), its actual age is unknown.

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