MEM23466 - Porlock Post / Luccombe Post signpost (Building)


The signpost is situated at a fork in the road.

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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: EXFORD 2 CLOUTSHAM 2 1/2 STOKE PERO 2 The collar reads PORLOCK POST. The post was made by Sheldon Wells. [2] The post is known as both Porlock Post and Luccombe Post by different communities. "Post" probably indicates that at some point a marker or guide post was set up to help travellers, especially useful across open moorland. [3]

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Map: Ordnance Survey. 2016. MasterMap.
  • <2> Unpublished document: Various. 2015. Exmoor and West Somerset Signpost Survey Pilot. EF1.
  • <3> 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 20.



Grid reference SS 8606 4112 (point) MasterMap
Map sheet SS84SE

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Other Statuses/References

  • Signpost Project Pilot 2015 (B): EF1; 10716752

Record last edited

Jun 29 2022 4:25PM


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