MEM23978 - Blue Gate Signpost (Building)


A signpost is shown on historic mapping. The signpost situated here now may be a replacement.

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Type and Period (1)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

The 1st Edition Ordnance Survey map depicts and labels a Guide Post at Blue Gate, at c. SS 7580 3766. [1] A guide post is still extant at Blue Gate, apparently in the same position. It is likely to be a replacement. [2,3] The signpost was visited in August 2017 as part of the Exmoor Signpost Project 2017-8. It has a pyramidal finial which says "S C C". The fingers of the post are as below: WINTERSHEAD / HORSEN SOUTH MOLTON 9 1/2 SIMONSBATH 1/2 It then features a location collar stating BLUE GATE. The post states SOMERSET SHELDON WELLS. [4]

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <1> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1868-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500.
  • <2>XY Map: Ordnance Survey. 2017. MasterMap. [Mapped feature: #44003 Current location of signpost, ]
  • <3> Report: Blaylock, S.. 2017. Historic buildings survey of Simonsbath House Hotel, Simonsbath, Exmoor. DSC_6222 to DSC_9226, photographic archive.
  • <4> Unpublished document: Various. 2017-8. Exmoor and West Somerset Main Signpost Survey. EM1.



Grid reference SS 7580 3766 (point)
Map sheet SS73NE

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Other Statuses/References

  • Signpost Project 2017-8 (D): EM1

Record last edited

Aug 7 2018 10:33AM


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