Tedburn to Chudleigh Turnpike Road                  (updated 24th Sept 2013)

This trust, created in 1831, late in the turnpike era. It was responsible for a link road between the extremities of three arms of Exeter turnpike. It is not clear that all of this route was in fact turnpiked.


List of Acts

Crediton and Chudleigh

Tedburn St Mary to Chudleigh

1&2 Wil4 c31




Tedburn to Chudleigh 1831

An Act for making and maintaining a Turnpike Road from the South End of Mitford Bridge in the Parish of Tedburn Saint Mary to Chudleigh Bridge, and from Crockham Bridge to the Exeter Turnpike Road in Chudleigh, all in the County of Devon. [30th July 1831.]


the making and maintaining a Turnpike Road from the South End of Mitford Bridge in the Parish of Tedburn Saint Mary in the County of Devon to the Western End of Chudleigh Bridge in the Parish of Hennock in the said County, and also a Branch Road from the aforesaid Road, commencing at Crockham Bridge in the Parish of Hennock aforesaid, and to extend from thence to the Turnpike Road leading from Exeter to Plymouth near the High Street in the Town of Chudleigh in the said County of Devon, will be of great Benefit and Convenience to the Owners and Occupiers of Estates and Inhabitants within the several Parishes through which such new Roads will pass, and will also be of great public Utility, by opening a direct Line of Communication between the North and South Parts of the said County of Devon;


Select Committee on State of Roads 1840

No report

Elsewhere mileage is recoded as 9 miles.


List of Roads

Tedburn Road; B3193, north from Chudleigh, through Bridford Mills, to cross Exeter road and become an UC road, north to Tedburn St Mary (about 11 miles)


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List of Tollhouses (extracts from Tollhouse National database) 1 identified of the 1 reported by the trust

Road Classification Number



OS Grid Ref- Prefi




Civil Parish

Location (Name or Number)

Road or Street (see across)



Revised 23rd Sept 2013

erected by (Turnpike Trust or Authority)

Bibliographic refs


Dunsford to Chudleigh

Leigh Cross / Lowly






Turnpike Cottage

Bridford Mills Road

on open stretch of road, north of Leigh Cross

; ; advert??;

Tedburn St Mary to Chudleigh

Jenkinson T. & Taylor P. (2009), "The Toll-houses of South Devon", p102; 1861 census


Known Milestones

In the Milestone Society Database, there are no known milestones on these roads.. Based on Trust mileage, would expect 9.


Mentions in Exeter Flying Post

 (excluding notices of meetings and letting of tolls)

Crediton and Chudleigh

raising a loan