Ponsworthy is a small village, hidden in a steep valley in the heart of
Dartmoor, Devon, England. Its row of picturesque thatched cottages, climbing up a steep hill, are often the subject of calendars and postcards. At the foot of the hill is the ‘Ponsworthy Splash’, where vehicles must drive through a small stream which runs across the road.
The village is also well known for its bridge over the
West Webburnriver. It is engraved with the dates 1666 and 1792 - believed to be when repairs were carried out. Ponsworthy Bridge has a 7ft 6in width restriction, which is one of the reasons the village is so quiet, for it is impassable to modern coaches.
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