MEM21924 - Turnpike Cottage at Vicarage Hill, and Turnpike at Battleton, Dulverton (Monument)

Summary

A turnpike stood at the top of Vicarage Hill in 1820. The associated cottage was pulled down in the 1920s and the remains now form part of the wall around Woodcote. Turnpike gates were also located to the north of Battleton House.

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A turnpike stood at the top of Vicarage Hill in 1820, and probably later. Turnpike Cottage, at this location, was pulled down in the 1920s, and the remains now form part of the wall around Woodcote. [1] The turnpike through Dulverton fromed part of the original Minehead to Bampton turnpike, opened in 1765. Though a shorter route was opened in 1827, the Dulverton roads were not disturnpiked. Turnpike gates and cottages are shown on the 1790 map and Tithe Map at the junction of Vicarage Hill and Jury Road, and just to the north of Battleton House. [2-4]

Sources/Archives (6)

  • <1> Monograph: Binding, H. + Bonham-Carter, V.. 1986. Old Dulverton and Around: Dulverton - Bury - Brushford - Exebridge. The Exmoor Press. P.51-53, Photos.
  • <2> Article in monograph: Gathercole, C.. 2003. English Heritage Extensive Urban Survey: An Archaeological Assessment of Dulverton. The Somerset Urban Archaeological Survey. English Heritage. P.14.
  • <3> Map: 1790. Plan of Manor of Dulverton.
  • <4> Map: 1838. Dulverton Tithe Map and Apportionment.
  • <5> Report: Green, T., Humphreys, C. + Waterhouse, R.. Woodliving, Dulverton, Somerset: Results of an Archaeological Building Survey and Desk-Based Study. P.7.
  • <6> Monograph: Siraut, M.. 2009. Exmoor: The Making of an English Upland. Phillimore & Co. Ltd. 1st Edition. P.100.

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Grid reference Centred SS 9138 2777 (330m by 363m) (Estimated from sources)
Map sheet SS92NW
Civil Parish DULVERTON, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

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Dec 19 2012 1:48PM

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