MEM23456 - Bury Cross / Dyehouse Cross signpost, Brompton Regis (Building)


The signpost is situated at a T junction that is known as Dyehouse Cross.

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Full Description

A guide post is marked on modern MasterMap data. [1] The signpost was visited in October 2015 and its condition assessed. It has SCC (Somerset County Council) repeated on the four sides of a pyramid finial. The attached fingers read: BURY 3/4 WATCHET 16 BAMPTON 3 3/4 EXETER 25 1/4 A396 DUNSTER 15 3/4 MINEHEAD 18 1/4 A396 DULVERTON STN. 1 1/4 TIVERTON 13 3/4 A396 DULVERTON 2 A396 The collar reads BURY CROSS. The post was made by Sheldon Wells. [2] The site is named Dyehouse Cross on the 1888/9 and 1902-7 Ordnance Survey maps [3,4]. It points down Dyehouse Lane to Bury, and is also commonly known as Bury Cross. A narrow early 20th Century finial is visible here in a late 20th Century photograph, but this has since been replaced with a post war type. The arms have also been rearranged since this time. There are differing typefaces used for the lettering, and the direction is marked to Dulverton Station, which closed in 1966 (Somerset PRN 35415 [5]). The current post is a mid 20th Century Sheldon Wells design. [6] The heritage asset was assessed for inclusion on the Exmoor Local Heritage List in February 2024. It was decided to add the asset to the Local Heritage List. [7]

Sources/Archives (7)

  • <1> Map: Ordnance Survey. 2016. MasterMap.
  • <2> Unpublished document: Various. 2015. Exmoor and West Somerset Signpost Survey Pilot. BR18.
  • <3> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1854-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500. 1888/9.
  • <4> Map: Ordnance Survey. County Series; 2nd Edition (1st Revision) 25 Inch Map. 1:2500. 1902/7.
  • <5> Archive: South West Heritage Trust. 1977-. Somerset Historic Environment Record. PRN 35415.
  • <6> Monograph: Blackman, H., Blaylock, S., Thomas, C. and Wall, N.. 2019. A field guide to Exmoor's traditional roadside fingerposts. Exmoor National Park Authority. 1st Edition. p 25.
  • <7> Unpublished document: Exmoor National Park Authority. 2024. Exmoor Local Heritage List assessed by the Panel on 21 February 2024.

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Other Statuses/References

  • Local Heritage List Status (Listed)
  • Signpost Project Pilot 2015 (B): BR18



Grid reference SS 2937 1265 (point) MasterMap
Map sheet SS21SE

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Record last edited

Apr 24 2024 5:03PM


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