MEM23408 - Finger post adjacent to Exford Road Bridge, Winsford (Building)


The sign post has seven existing fingers and may also have had an eighth previously.

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Type and Period (1)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A guide post is marked on modern MasterMap data. [1] The signpost was visited in September 2015 and its condition assessed. It has SCC (Somerset County Council) repeated on the four sides of a pyramid finial. The attached fingers read: DULVERTON 7 3/4 MINEHEAD 14 EXFORD 4 1/2 SIMONSBATH 10 TARR STEPS 3 ROYAL OAK INN KARSLAKE HOUSE HOTEL HALSE FARM [including camping images] WITHYPOOL 3 3/4 SOUTH MOLTON 15 The post was made by Sheldon Wells. [2] Three photographs in the Winsford Archive collection show changes to the signpost throught the 20th century. Two pre-war photographs show the post as alternating black and white bands. [3]

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Map: Ordnance Survey. 2016. MasterMap.
  • <2> Unpublished document: Various. 2015. Exmoor and West Somerset Signpost Survey Pilot. 8285124.
  • <3> Archive: Winsford History Society. Various. Winsford Archive.



Grid reference SS 9063 3490 (point) (MasterMap)
Map sheet SS93SW

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Other Statuses/References

  • Signpost Project Pilot 2015 (E): 8285124

Record last edited

Dec 19 2017 10:45AM


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