MEM23435 - Beech Tree Cross / Lyddon's Hill signpost (Building)


The signpost is situated at a fork in the road. The site is also known as Lyddon's Hill.

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Type and Period (1)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

The signpost was visited in November 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 3 1/4 BROMPTON REGIS 1 1/4 WIMBLEBALL LAKE 3 MINEHEAD 13 1/2 The collar reads BEECH TREE CROSS. The post was made by Sheldon Wells. [1] The field parcels surrounding the site on the Tithe Map for King's Brompton show the area was named Lyddon's Hill. [2] A guide post is labelled here on the 1st and 2nd Edition Ordnance Survey map. The junction is not labelled; however, to the immediate southwest is "Lyddon's Hill Plantation". [3,4] The guide post is also marked on later editions of the Ordnance Survey mapping. The junction is not labelled but the road leading to the junction from the northeast is named "Lyddon's Hill". [5,6] The guide post is marked on modern MasterMap data. The site is now labelled "Beech Tree Cross". [7]

Sources/Archives (7)

  • <1> Unpublished document: Various. 2015. Exmoor and West Somerset Signpost Survey Pilot. BR19.
  • <2> Map: 1841. Kings Brompton Tithe Map and Apportionment. 6 chains = 1 inch. 1178, 1179, 1229.
  • <3> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1868-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500.
  • <4> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1902-1907. County Series, 2nd Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500.
  • <5> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1962. 6 Inch Map: 1962. 1:10560.
  • <6> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1974. 25 inch map. 1:2,500.
  • <7> Map: Ordnance Survey. 2016. MasterMap.



Grid reference SS 9388 3005 (point) (MasterMap)
Map sheet SS93SW

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Other Statuses/References

  • Signpost Project Pilot 2015 (D): BR19

Record last edited

Jan 22 2019 12:22PM


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