Round and About Eastleach, The Clapper Bridge

The ancient clapper bridge over the River Leach is known locally as the “Keble’s Bridge” named after John Keble who was curate to the church of St. Michael & St. Martin in the village.
Sketch of the Clapper Bridge Eastleach

This medieval stone bridge across the River Leach links the villages of Eastleach Martin and Eastleach Turville. The bridge is narrow as it was built for pedestrians and for horses carrying people or packs of goods.

The ancient clapper bridge over the River Leach is known locally as the “Keble’s Bridge” named after John Keble who was curate to the church of St. Michael & St. Martin in the village.
Clapper Bridge Eastleach 1901

The ancient clapper bridge over the River Leach in Eastleach, is known locally as the “Keble’s Bridge” named after John Keble who was curate to the church of St. Michael & St. Martin in the village.

Keble’s Bridge is a Grade II Listed Building in Eastleach Martin, Gloucestershire

Listing Text

EASTLEACH

1905-200513/185 Keble’s Bridge23.1.52GV II

Clapper bridge. Medieval origins. Limestone rubble piers; slabbridging pieces.

Five bays with short projecting abutments onbanks. One pier has set of concrete-topped steps leading intowater.

The early pedestrian bridge over River Leach linking bothhalves of the village.

Named after Keble family of local Importance since C16.

Listing NGR: SP2011205214

The ancient clapper bridge over the River Leach in Eastleach, is known locally as the “Keble’s Bridge” named after John Keble who was curate to the church of St. Michael & St. Martin in the village.
Clapper Bridge Eastleach – Image by kind permission of : https://www.facebook.com/ftpphotography/
The ancient clapper bridge over the River Leach in Eastleach, is known locally as the “Keble’s Bridge” named after John Keble who was curate to the church of St. Michael & St. Martin in the village.
Clapper Bridge Eastleach – Image by kind permission of : https://www.facebook.com/ftpphotography/
The ancient clapper bridge over the River Leach in Eastleach, is known locally as the “Keble’s Bridge” named after John Keble who was curate to the church of St. Michael & St. Martin in the village.
Clapper Bridge Eastleach – Image by kind permission of : https://www.facebook.com/ftpphotography/
The ancient clapper bridge over the River Leach in Eastleach, is known locally as the “Keble’s Bridge” named after John Keble who was curate to the church of St. Michael & St. Martin in the village.
Clapper Bridge Eastleach – Image by kind permission of : https://www.facebook.com/ftpphotography/