MEM23785 - Historic signpost at Comer's Cross (Building)

Summary

A wooden signpost is shown in a historic photograph on the northeastern corner of Comer's Cross. This has since been removed, presumably replaced by the current fingerpost to the southwest.

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Type and Period (1)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A guide post is marked on the 1st and 2nd Edition Ordnance Survey maps at c. SS 8601 3553. [1,2] An historic photograph of the signpost shows the signpost was a simple finger post constructed of wood. It clearly has four fingers, marking all four road ways, but only the eastern finger (marked WINSFORD) and western one (marked WITHYPOOL) are clearly visible. The photograph is undated. [3] The signpost is no longer extant. It was presumably replaced by the signpost to the southwest (MEM23786). [4,5]

Sources/Archives (5)

  • <1> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1868-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500.
  • <2> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1902-1907. County Series, 2nd Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500.
  • <3> Monograph: Siraut, M.. 2009. Exmoor: The Making of an English Upland. Phillimore & Co. Ltd. 1st Edition. 75, Figure B.
  • <4> Map: Ordnance Survey. 2016. MasterMap.
  • <5> Website: Google. 2014 -. Google Maps. Street View, 8 February 2017.

Map

Location

Grid reference SS 8600 3553 (point) (Historic mapping)
Map sheet SS83NE
Civil Parish WINSFORD, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

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Other Statuses/References

  • None recorded

Record last edited

Feb 8 2017 1:22PM

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