Bideford Turnpike Road                                        (updated 24 Sept 2013)

This trust was created in 1764 as a town-centred Trust covering roads west of the Torridge and out into the Hartland Peninsular. Its primary responsibilities were; (a) the coast road to Hartland (b) a variety of branch roads radiating into Bideford from small communities in NW Devon. A substantial mileage of roads towards Holsworthy and Hatherleigh was included in the initial Act but was no longer turnpiked by 1840 (i.e. had been handed back to the parishes or Local Highways Board, probably in 1785)

 

J House of Commons - Reports

27 Jan 1764 Bideford

Pet of Mayor, aldermen, capital Burgesses and principal inhabitants of Borough of Bideford and others

Road from Bideford to Bowden Green in Bideford through Parish of Abbottsham, Allwington and Parkham to Way Down (alias White Down)

And from thence to Trentree Cross in Parish of Bradworthy, and from Way Down thru Woolfardisworthy Parish to Dike Green in Parish of Clovelly

And from Dike Green to Stoke Church in Parish of Hartland and hence to Welcombe

And from Stoke Church to Trentree Cross

And also from Bowden Green thru Bideford, Littleham, Buckland Brewer to Thornhill Head in Buckland Brewer

And from thence thru Bulkworthy, Frithelstock and Newton St Petrock to Walden Bridge in Parish of Milton Damarel to Town of Holdsworthy

And from Bideford thru Northam, called the Ridge, and from thence thru Parish of Landivass, Munckleigh, Frithelstock and Shebbear to Buckland Cross in Parish of Buckland Frilleigh

And from Parish of Monckleigh thru Frithelstock to Frithlstock Stone, and from thence over Langtree Common thu Marland and Petrockstowe by Chilsden Cross, to town of Sheepwash

And from thence thru High Hampton and Northlew, over Bradbury Down , where the Plymouth Turnpike Road leads to Okehampton

And also from Sheepwash thru Parish of High Hampton by Golden Inn to Hatherleigh

And from Bideford thu Abbotsham to the windmill in Hartland Road in Parish of Abbotsham

And from Abbotsham to Northam

And from Bideford thu North Down Lane to a crossway in Abbotsham called Rickard’s Hill

And also Bideford to Northam and thence to Appledore in Parish of Northam

And from Northam to lands called The Burroughs in Northam

All are ruinous.

 

9 Feb 1764

Pet from occupiers of lands in Monksleigh, Frithelstock, Langtree, Little Torrington, Peter’s, Marland, Padstow, Sheepwash. Shebbear, BlackTorrington, Buckland Filligh, Milton, Newton, Sitcomb and Abbots Bickington; informed of intent for a road from west end of Bideford through Bukland, Thornhill to Woodford Bridge and from West end near Monksleigh to Frithelstock stone; there is a branch off one road Langtree Common thru Maland to Sheepwash which is 9 miles from Frithelstock Stone, the other road to Stebros through Slarish Moor, to Buckland Filleigh Cross and Sheepwash, which from Fithelstock is 12 miles, and the two run parallel not 2 miles asunder.

The petitioners lime at great expense, binging the only manure in that country to improve the land – there are 3 lime kilns in Parish of Monkleigh and Lancrass, and lay on the river Torridge, known by names Lancrass, Annerie and Rid, the nearest being 3 to 4 miles from Bideford and no connection to town – petitioners informed of a toll gate intended at Monkleigh town –they will be deprived of toll free travel despite only travelling a quarter mile on the TP road. Petitioners’ servants frequently set out one day and tarry overnight at the kilns and return, sometimes without their lime; therefore pray exempt from tolls those going to the limekilns

 

6 Mar 1764; Similar petition from Monksleigh, Littleham, Abbotsham and Alwington saying a gate at Monksleigh will be a burden although only travelling a tenth of a mile on the turnpike road on way to Great Torrington.

 

16 Mar 1764

Mr Walter reported to prove James Halyn Esq and John Spooner Esq and Mr  John Salter and Mr William Bygrave said are very ruinous and narrow in places.

 

26 mar 1764

Pet from Great Torrington

Intended to erect a gate at Rotherney Bridge half a mile from Great Torrington; there are already 2 gates in the town erected by the Barnstaple Trust – at Great Torrington Town Bridge, about half a mile from Rotherney Bridge and the other on road from Great Torrington to Bideford – the new gate will oblige people who are not using the new roads – only crossing them to pay toll – ask for clause that no gate is within 2 miles of Rotherney Bridge

 

List of Acts

Bideford

 

4 Geo3 c87

1764

 

Bideford

Abandoned road to Hatherleigh and Sheepwash

25 Geo3

1785

 

Bideford

 

47 Geo3 c2

1807

 

Bideford

New line to Buckland Brewer

5 Geo4 c115

1824

 

Bideford

New road to Clovelly and Cornish border

9 Geo4 c115

1828

 

Bideford

Extension to NW Devon

17&18 Vic c103

1854

 

Bideford

Expired

39&40 Vic c39

1876

Nov 1876

 

 

Bideford 1824

An Act for improving and keeping in repair several Roads in and near the Town of Bideford, and for making a new Line of Road on the Western Side of the River Torridge, and also a new Line of Road to unite such Road with the Road leading from Bideford to Buckland Brewer in the County of Devon. [9th June 1824.]

And whereas there are many steep and almost inaccessible Hills on the present Line of Road from Bideford to Great Torrington, through the Village of Monkleigh, at which Place the said Bideford and Torrington Turnpike Roads meet and unite: And whereas there are also many steep and almost inaccessible Hills on the present Line of Road from Bideford to Buckland Brewer ; And whereas, for the Purpose of avoiding such Hills, and making a shorter and more easy and expeditions Communication between the said Town of Bideford and the said Town of Great Torrington, and also between the said Town of Bideford and the Parish of Buckland Brewer, and the Parishes on the Southern and Western Sides of the River Torridge, it is desirable that a new Line of Road, free from steep Hills, and of a shorter Distance than the present Line of Road, should  be made on the Western Side of the said River Torridge, from the Town of Bideford through that Part of the Parish of Northam called the Ridge, and from thence by Pillmouth through  the Parishes of Landcross and Monkleigh to the South End of a Wood called Pitt Wood, in the said Parish of Monkleigh, there to meet and unite with a certain other new Line of Road about to be made by the Trustees of the said Torrington Turnpike Roads, from Pill Wood aforesaid to or near Rothern Bridge on the said River Torridge; and also that a new Line of Road, free from steep Hills, should be made from the North Side of Pillmouth aforesaid, through that Part of the said Parish of Northan called the Ridge, and from thence through the Parish of Littleham to the Bottom of Moor Head Hill near Yeo Bridge, there to unite with the said Road leading from Bideford to Buckland Brewer :

 

after the passing of this Act, the said Turnpike Roads shall extend and be deemed and taken to extend from Cross Barn, at the West End of High Street in Bideford aforesaid, to .Bowden Green in the Parish of Bideford, and from thence through the several Parishes of Abbotsham, Alwington, Parkham, to Way Down, alias White Down in the Parish of Parkham, and from thence through the Parish of Woolfardisworthy to Dike Green; in the Parish of Clovelly, and from thence to the Port or Quay of Clovelly in the said Parish of Clovelly, and from Dike Green aforesaid to Stoke Church; in the Parish of Hartland, and from thence to a Place called Philham Water in the Road leading to Wellcombe; and also from Bowden Green; aforesaid, through the Parishes of Bideford, Littleham, Parkham and Buckland Brewer, to the Church Gate nearest the Tower of the Parish Church of J Buckland Brewer and also from the South End of Butt Green Street in Bideford aforesaid, through the said Parish of Bideford and from thence through the said Part of the Parish ofNortham called the Ridge, and from thence by Pillmouth through the Parishes of Landcross, Monkleigh, and Frithelstock Stone, in the parish of Frithelstock, and One hundred and twenty Yards beyond that Place towards Holsworthy, and also One hundred and twenty Yards  from Frithelstock Stone aforesaid towards Holmes Water; and also from Cross Barn aforesaid, through the said Parishes Bideford and Abbotsham, to the Vicarage Gate in the said Parish of Abottsham and also from the South End of Potter’s Lane in the Town of .Bideford aforesaid, through the said Parishes of Bideford and Northam, and through the Village of Northam, and from thence towards Appledore in the said Parish of Northam as far as the North End of Green Lane at the Entrance of Appledore aforesaid; and from Pillmouth aforesaid, through the Parishes of Landcross and Monkleigh, to the South End of a certain Wood called Pitt Wood in the said Pansh of Monkleigh; and from Pillmouth aforesaid through the said Part of the Parish of Northam called the Ridge,  and from thence; through the Parish of Littleham to the Bottom of Moorhead Hill, near Yeo Bridge, there to unite with the said Road leading from Bideford aforesaid to Buckland Brewer aforesaid ; all in the County of Devon.

 

Bideford 1828

An Act for more effectually improving and keeping in repair the several Roads leading to and from the Town of Bideford in the County of Devon, and for making certain new Lines of Road to communicate with the same. [27th June 1828.]

for the Purpose of making, amending, diverting, varying, altering, widening, improving, and maintaining in repair the several Roads' herein-after mentioned ; (that is to say,) the present Turnpike Road leading from Cross Barn, at the West End of High Street in the Town of Bideford aforesaid, through  the several Parishes of Bidefard,  Abbotsham,  Alwington,   Parkham,   Woodfardisworthy, and Clovelly, to the Port or Quay of Clovelly in the said Parish of Clovelly; also the present Turnpike Road leading from the said last-mentioned Road at or near a certain Place called Dike Green, in the said Parish of Clovelly, through the several Parishes of Clovelly and Hartland, to the South End of the Market House in the Town of Hartland; also the present Turnpike Road leading from Bowden Green in the said Parish of Bideford, through the several Parishes of Bideford, Littleham Parkham, and Buckland Brewer, to the Churchyard Gate nearest to the Tower of the Parish Church of Buckland Brewer; also the present Turnpike Road leading from the South End of Butt Garden Street in the; Town of Bideford aforesaid, through  the several Parishes of Bideford, Northam, Landcross, Monkleigh, and Frithelstock, to Frithelstock  Stone  in   the   said   Parish   of Frithelstock;  also  the  present Turnpike Road leading from the said last-mentioned Road at or near the North End of Landcross Wood in the said Parish of Landcross, through the several Parishes of Landcross, Monkleigh, and Frithel­stock, to a certain  Place called Pitt Wood, there to unite with the; Torrington Turnpike Road, leading to the Town of Great Torrington in the said County; also the present Turnpike Road from or near the Bideford Parsonage Gate, through the several Parishes of Bideford and Abbotsham, to the Vicarage Gate in the said Parish of Abbotsham; also the  present Turnpike Road from or near the South  End of Potter's Lane in the Town of Bideford aforesaid, through the several Parishes of Bideford and Northam, and through the Village of Northam, to the North  End of Green Lane, at the Entrance of the Town of Appledore in  the said  Parish  of Northam;  and to widen the said last-mentioned Road at the Entrance thereof into the Town of Bideford, by taking- down Two Dwelling Houses and Premises belonging to William   Cadd,   and   a  Dwelling   House  belonging  to   Mistress Elizabeth Heard; also for making a new Turnpike Road from or near the Turnpike Gate called the South Gate, situate in the  Parish of Bideford, to the West End of the Long Bridge of Bideford in the same Parish, by passing along the present Highway, and to widen the said Road at   the Entrance thereof into  the Town of Bideford, by taking down a House and Premises belonging to Samuel Barrett and Phillip Tardrew; and also for making a new Turnpike Road from Frithelstock Stone: aforesaid to Woodford Bridge in  the Parish of Newton Saint Petrock, by passing along the present Highway, through the several  Parishes  of Frithelstock,   Langtree,  Shebbear,   and   Newton Saint Petrock; also for making a new Road through Yeo Vale, from the present Turnpike Road near Pillmouth, through the Parishes of Northan and Littleham, to the Bottom of Moor Head Hill, near Yeo Bridge, there to unite with the Road leading from Bideford to Buckland Brewer ; also for making a new Turnpike Road from or near a certain   Place  called   Clovelly  Dyke,  situate in  the said  Parish  of Clovelly, by passing along the present Highway, through the several Parishes of Covelly and Hartland, to the Extremity of the County of Devon, towards Kilkhampton in the County of Cornwall; all which said Roads are situate in the County of Devon,

 

Select Committee on State of Roads 1840

Robert Hamlyn of Bideford (clerk to the trust) reported

There are 42 miles 3 furl 3pl of road thru 17 parishes – all repaired by the trustees

10 toll gates and 7 side bars

The roads are stated to be in “good” repair – no part under indictment for want of repair.

 

Report to Secretary of State 1854

BPP Vol 44 (1854) No. 17. BIDEFORD ROADS.

The existing Local Act for these roads (the 9th of George IV. cap. 115.) was passed in the year 1828, and repealed the previous Act of the 5th of George IV., by which the several former Acts were repealed. The term of the present Act would have expired with the session of 1850, but has been continued annually by the Turnpike Acts Continuance Acts.

The lengths of the several lines of road belonging to this Trust are as under:—

 

 

Miles

Furl

Poles

The  Western Roads  from Bideford to Hartland, with branches to Clovelly,

and towards Kilkhampton

The road from Bideford to Abbotsham –

The Northam road, from Bideford to Appledore

The South Roads, from Bideford to Buckland Brewer,

Woodford Bridge and Pitt Wood &c. -

21

 

1

3

17

7

 

6

0

0

0

 

0

11

0

 

43

5

11

Of the above roads, there are portions one mile and six furlongs in length, which are situated within the towns of .Bideford, Northam, and Hartland, but none of the roads are repaired by parishes or townships. On the Western Roads, there are four gates, but only two toll payments; and on the South -Roads, there are four gates and two toll payments (exclusive of the toll payable at Yeo Vale Gate, two miles from Bideford). The four toll-gates near Bideford, on the Abhotsham, Northam, Western, and South Roads, are all cleared by one payment. The full rate of toll allowed by the Local Act is levied, " except the tolls on " donkeys and carts, which have been reduced one-half," and except the additional tolls for improving the south entrance into the town of Bideford, which have not been levied agreeably to Section 34 of the present Act.

The debts upon this road, some of which have now existed for about ninety years, were stated at £18,312 in the return for 1838, showing an increase of about £l,000, in consequence of misstatements in former returns. The total sum borrowed appears to have been £18,812, of which the sum of £2,310 was paid off by instalments, leaving the debt £16,502, on the 31st of December, 1852. Several amounts appear in the returns as "money borrowed" since the year 1833, in respect to which the clerk has furnished the following particulars:—

 In 1834, the sum of £150 was raised for continuing the new road at Hartland, to unite with the Turnpike Road from Bideford to Hartland town.  In 1835, the sum of £400 was raised to discharge a sum due to the Treasurer on account of the late new entrance road. In 1838, no money was advanced; but an order for 1837 was confirmed. Also as under:— In 1840, £200, as  a temporary loan, to be repaid during the year, to discharge an amount then clue to the Treasurer. In 1843, £600, to pay the contractors and a balance that the Treasurer had already advanced.

The accounts show that the toll income has not greatly varied in amount since the year 1834. The funds have been applied in repairing the road, and in paying salaries (£150, per annum, including £30 to the Treasurer), law charges, interest of debt, improvements (upwards of £3,000 since 1833), and portions of the principal debt. In the year 1841, the expenditure appears to have been increased £233. ls 8d, by a  loss by the late Treasurer.

In the present application to parliament, it is proposed to repeal the existing Act, and to take further and more effectual powers for the term of twenty-one years. The principal ground for renewing the Act is to obtain power to make certain new lines of road for the following special objects:— 1st. To obviate the difficulty of traffic in consequence of precipitous hills; 2nd. To benefit the agricultural interest of the south-western district of Devonshire and north of Cornwall by opening to them the large market town and port of Bideford.  3rd. A railway being in progress from the town of Bideford to Exeter a great increase of trade and benefit is expected to accrue to the Trust by the proposed new roads.

Clause 9 describes the existing roads of the Trust, but the promoters intend to amend this clause in Committee by describing the roads in districts to be called The Western Roads; the Abbotsham Road; the Northern Road; and the South Roads, the lengths of which have been previously stated.

Clause 10 authorizes two new lines of road to be made according to the deposited plans and sections. The first line is to extend from the present South Road at Hooper's Water to Dundridge, and from thence to Kessington Bridge, being in length about 6 miles 5 furlongs. The steepest inclinations proposed on this line are, 1 in 22 for about a quarter of a mile, 1 in 21 for nearly the same distance, 1 in 18 for about three furlongs and 1 in 19 for nearly half a mile in length. The second line is to branch out of the first line at Dundridge, and extend to the present Western Road near Waytown, being in length about one mile and a half, of which no portion will be steeper than 1 in 24.

Clause 11 describes the new lines of road, and it is intended to name them The Parkham Roads. These lines will connect the present South Roads with the Western Roads. The length of these proposed roads is stated at 8 miles 1 furlong and 6 chains, of which 2 miles 7 furlongs and 6 chains consist of existing parish roads.

 

List of Roads

WESTERN ROADS

Clovelly Road; leaves Bideford by the UC Clovelly Road, through Bowden Green to become A39 at Abbotsham Cross, thence through Ford, Horns Cross and Waydown (White Down)  to Clovelly Dykes where it turns north as the B3237 to the Quay of Clovelly (about 11 miles);

Hartland Road; The B3248 from Clovelly Dykes (Dike Green) to the Market House in Hartland; (about 3 miles) (earlier also ran further westwards on to Stoke Church and Trentree Cross?)

Kilkhampton Road; The A39 from Clovelly Dyke, southwards through Burford and Bursden to the Devon / Cornwall County Boundary on the road to Kilkhampton (about 7 miles built in 1828)

 

Abbotsham Road; The UC Abbotsham Road from Bideford and Abbotsham, to the Vicarage Gate (about 2 miles)

Northam Road; The A386 north from Potter's Lane in Bideford through Northam, to Appledore (about 3 miles)

 

SOUTH ROADS

Buckland Brewer Road; an UC road from Bowden Green in Bideford, through Littleham to the Parish Church of Buckland Brewer; (about 4 miles) (earlier ran on southwards un UC road through Thornhill Head to join A383 through Newton St Petrock to Milton Damerel and on to Holdsworthy)

Frithelstock Road; The A386 South from  Butt Garden Street in Bideford to Landcross, then the western fork as the A388 through Monkleigh to Frithelstock Stone. (about 5 miles)

(road included in earliest Act ran on southwards as A388 to Stibbs Cross then UC road to SE Shebbear to Buckland Cross in Buckland Frilleigh -

And also earlier as another branch from A388 at Frithelsock Stone as UC road through Langtree Common through Marland and Petrockstow parishes to Sheepwash {parallel and west of Great Torrington Turnpike} and then on as UC road to Highhampton and Northlew over Badbury (Broadbury) Down to the A3079 and then along this to the terminus of Okehampton Trust at Thorndon Cross (The Plymouth Turnpike to Okehampton)- .

Also earlier included from Sheepwash through Highhampton as A3072, to Golden Inn at Hatherleigh

The Hatherleigh road specifically was disturnpiked in 1785.

 

Woodford Bridge Road (extends Frithelstock Road); The A88 from Frithelstock Stone southwards by Stibb Cross to Woodford Bridge over the River Torridge, in the Parish of Newton Saint Petrock, (about 5 miles built in 1828)

Pitt Wood Road; The A386 from the fork at Pillmouth, near the North End of Landcross Wood down the western bank of the Torridge to bottom of Rakeham Hill, near Rothern Bridge, to join the Torrington Turnpike Road, leading Great Torrington; (about 3 miles built in 1824)

Bideford New Road; The A386 from the Bridge to southern edge of town (New Road). (about 0.5 miles built in 1828)

Yeo Vale Road; The UC road from the A386 fork at Pillmouth, near Landcross along the valley of the River Yeo , south of Littleham, to the Bottom of Moor Head Hill, near Yeo Bridge ,to join the  turnpike Road leading from Bideford to Buckland Brewer ; (about 2 miles built in 1824)

 

THE PARKHAM ROADS.

These lines will connect the present South Roads with the Western Roads.

Kessington Bridge Road (extends Yeo Vale Road) UC road from Hooper's Water to Dotheridge (Dundridge) near Parkham, and from thence to Kismeldon (Kessington) Bridge over the Torridge near East Putman, (about 6 miles 5 furlongs built in 1855).

Waytown Link Road; UC road from Dotheridge (Dundridge), north to the A39 (Western Road) near Waytown, (about one mile and a half, built in 1855).

 

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Known Toll Gates (extracts from Tollhouse National database) 19 sites identified of the 10 (plus 7 bars) reported by the trust in 1840  (3 surviving tollhouse - underlined)

Road Classification Number

Route

GATE NAME

OS Grid Ref- Prefi

Easting

Northing

District

Civil Parish

Location (Name or Number)

Road or Street (see across)

Position

Evidence

Revised 23rd Sept 2013

erected by (Turnpike Trust or Authority)

Bibliographic refs

UC road

Bideford to Clovelly

Clovelly (Western)

SS

44730

26048

DVTR

BIDEFORD

Twinaway Bungalow, No. 56

Clovelly Road (Bowden Green)

at small jct on crown of the hill

; ; Turnpike Trust Returns 1824;

Bideford

Jenkinson T. & Taylor P. (2010), "The Toll-houses of North Devon", p.35; census 1871

UC road

Bideford to Abbotsham

Abbotsham Lane

SS

446

265

DVTR

BIDEFORD

Abbotsham Lane

 

BelvoirRoad jct (TJ Book)

; ; Turnpike Trust Returns 1824;

Bideford

Jenkinson T. & Taylor P. (2010), "The Toll-houses of North Devon", p.35; census 1871

UC road

Bideford Town

Bull Hill

SS

453

261

DVTR

BIDEFORD

Bull Hill, at jct of New Road and Torridge Hill

 

; Greenwood Devon (1827); Turnpike Trust Returns 1824;

Bideford

 

UC road

Bideford

Fore Street

SS

45

25

DVTR

BIDEFORD

Fore Street

 

 

; Greenwood Devon (1827); ;

Bideford

 

A386

Bideford to Gt Torrington

South (New Road)

SS

454

263

DVTR

BIDEFORD

New Road

 

 

; ; ;

Bideford

Jenkinson T. & Taylor P. (2010), "The Toll-houses of North Devon", p.34; census 1871

UC road

Bideford to Rickards Down

Westcombe

SS

450

268

DVTR

BIDEFORD

North Down Lane

 

 

; ; Turnpike Trust Returns 1824;

Bideford

Jenkinson T. & Taylor P. (2010), "The Toll-houses of North Devon", p.34; census 1861

A39

Bideford to Hartland

Hartland Road

SS

43

25

DVTR

BIDEFORD

Hartland Road.

 

 

; ; ;

Bideford

 

UC road

Bideford to Barnstaple

Barnstaple Street

SS

458

267

DVTR

BIDEFORD

Barstaple Street

 

 

; ; ;

Bideford

Jenkinson T. & Taylor P. (2010), "The Toll-houses of North Devon", p.34; census 1871

A39

Bideford to Clovelly

Clovelly (Dyke Green)

SS

311

240

DVTR

CLOVELLY

Clovelly Cross

 

 

; ; Turnpike Trust Returns 1824;

Bideford

Jenkinson T. & Taylor P. (2010), "The Toll-houses of North Devon", p.30; census 1871

UC road

Bideford to Bradworthy

Powler's Piece

SS

3705

1839

DVTR

EAST PUTFORD

Tollgate Cottage

Powler's Piece Crossroads, Putford

at jct with road from Clovelly

; ; ;

Bideford

Jenkinson T. & Taylor P. (2010), "The Toll-houses of North Devon", p.31; census 1861

B3248

Hartland to Bideford

Ford Lane (Hartland)

SS

261

243

DVTR

HARTLAND

Ford Lane, close to Anchor PH

 

 

; ; Turnpike Trust Returns 1824;

Bideford

Jenkinson T. & Taylor P. (2010), "The Toll-houses of North Devon", p.29

UC road

Stoke to Hartland

Stoke

SS

23

26

DVTR

HARTLAND

 

 

 

; ; Turnpike Trust Returns 1824;

Bideford

 

A388

Holsworthy to Bideford

Deep Lane Head

SS

345

042

DVTR

HOLSWORTHY

Resident tollkeeper in 1841 – listed as turnpike gate in 1871

 

; ; ;

Bideford

Jenkinson T. & Taylor P. (2010), "The Toll-houses of North Devon", p.32

A388

Bideford toHolsworthy

Stibb Cross

SS

428

149

DVTR

LANGTREE

Stibb Crossroads

 

demolished after 1876

OS 1st Series; ; ;

Bideford

Jenkinson T. & Taylor P. (2010), "The Toll-houses of North Devon", p.31; census 1861

UC road

Landcross to Littleham & Buckland Brewer

Yeo Valley

SS

45473

23709

DVTR

LITTLEHAM

Old Toll

Scratchface Lane

at jct of lane coming onto the riverside road

; ; ;

Bideford

Jenkinson T. & Taylor P. (2010), "The Toll-houses of North Devon", p.33; census 1871

A388

Bideford to Holsworthy

Catsborough

SS

452

205

DVTR

MONKLEIGH

jct of track to Knowle Farm

 

 

; ; Turnpike Trust Returns 1824;

Bideford

Jenkinson T. & Taylor P. (2010), "The Toll-houses of North Devon", p.32; census 1841

A388

Bideford to Holsworthy

Red Lane

SS

461

217

DVTR

MONKLEIGH

Saltrens Cottage

 

 

; ; ;

Bideford

Jenkinson T. & Taylor P. (2010), "The Toll-houses of North Devon", p.32; census 1841

UC road

Landcross to Littleham & Buckland Brewer

Hooper's Water

SS

427

231

DVTR

PARKHAM

Hooper's Water

 

 

; ; ;

Bideford

Jenkinson T. & Taylor P. (2010), "The Toll-houses of North Devon", p.33; census 1861

A39

Bideford to Clovelly

Waytown (Bucks Cross)

SS

371

230

DVTR

PARKHAM

Waytown, nr Buck's Mill, between Holwell and Water Shute

demolished  c1960 when A39 improved

OS 1st Series; ; ;

Bideford

Jenkinson T. & Taylor P. (2010), "The Toll-houses of North Devon", p.29; census 1861

 

Known Milestones

In the Milestone Society Database, no milestones are identified. Based on Trust mileage, would expect 42.

 

Mentions in Exeter Flying Post

 (excluding notices of meetings and letting of tolls)

re building bridge over Lancraft Water

05-Oct

1797

Application to Parliament for Act

14-Aug

1806

tolls to be let re act Western & Westcombe

13-Jan

1814

Royal Assent of Bill

17-Jun

1824

Lower Road taken over by trust

08-Nov

1827