River Axe Crossings

Downstream from source to mouth

The River Axe flows through Dorset, Somerset and Devon, rising near Beaminster, flowing west then south by Axminster and joining
the English Channel at Axmouth near Seaton. During its thirty-five kilometre course it is fed by various streams and by the tributary rivers Yarty and Coly.

Taken during the period November 2007 to March 2008, the photographs look directly downstream from the centre of each of all the forty-one extant crossings,
ranging variously from plain wooden beam, to stone arch, to concrete road bridge; excluded are weirs, railway bridges, and crossings by ford or stepping stones.

The crossings are numbered from source to mouth, and while the distances between vary, no account is made from one to the next other
than the immediate stage of the river beyond and the particular landscape pictured.

Upstream from mouth to source

Left-hand pages from River Axe Crossings: A visual survey along the course of the river, published in 2008, and available from Uniformbooks.