Gallox Bridge

Talking of bridges, this is Gallox Bridge in Dunster, Somerset, where I used to play as a kid.

It is a medieval packhorse bridge, and it takes its name from the local gallows, which once stood nearby.

It lies at the bottom of Grabbist Hill, said to have once been the “armchair” of a friendly giant – the waving of his hands apparently caused a breeze which helped dry the villagers’ washing!

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