great road from London to Exeter and Plymouth enters Devon between the nine and ten
milestone from Bridport, and reaches Axminster twelve miles from the
last-mentioned town; thence it passes through Kilmington and the hamlet of
Another road from Exeter to Plymouth branches off at Alphington, and goes through Kenneford, over Haldon to Newton Abbot (15 miles); thence leaving Ipplepen and Little Hempston on the right, and Abbot's Carswell on the left, to Totnes (eight miles); from thence leaving Rattery on the right, and Harberton, Diptford, and North Huish on the left, to Ivybridge and Plymouth (23 miles).
From Alphington a turnpike-road branches
off through Exminster to Star-cross
(eight miles); from Star-cross to Dawlish (four miles); and from thence by the
sea-side to Teignmouth (three miles). There is another road from
Teignmouth & Dawlish Trust
From Newton Abbot there is a turnpike-road through Abbot's Carswell, to Tor Mohun and Torquay, continued through Berry Pomeroy to Totnes, with branches to Paignton, Brixham, and King's Weare.
From Ashburton there is a turnpike road to Totnes, passing through Staverton and Dartington (eight miles).
The road from Ashburton to Tavistock (20 miles) leaves Holne on the left,
and Buckland and Widdecombe on the right, coming into the turnpike-road from
Tavistock Trust (note from Ashburton to Two Bridges it is just “a road” not a turnpike)
From Totnes there is a turnpike-road through Harberton-ford and near Moreleigh to Kingsbridge (12 miles); another from Totnes to Dartmouth, leaving Ashprington, Cornworthy, and Dittisham on the left, and going through Townstall (ten miles).
Kingsbridge & Dartmouth Trust
The carriage-road from Dartmouth to Kingsbridge is about 12 miles. (not turnpiked in 1822)
From Dartmouth to Modbury is a turnpike-road, leaving Holwell on the right, and passing through Moreleigh (12 miles); from thence through Yealmton, Brixham, and Plympton, to Plymouth (14 miles); but there is now a nearer road, passing over the ferry at Oreston, in a very convenient boat called a flying bridge.
Kingsbridge & Dartmouth, Modbury and Saltash Trusts
The great road from London to Falmouth and the Land's End branches off at Exeter, leaves Whitstone, Tedburne St. Mary, and Cheriton Bishops on the right, and Drew's Teignton on the left, passes through Crockernwell, where is a posting house (11 miles from Exeter); thence leaving South Tawton on the right, it passes through South Zeal and Sticklepath to Oakhampton (11 miles); thence through Bridestowe, leaving Thrushelton and Stowford on the right, and Lew Trenchard on the left, it passes through Lifton, and quits the county at Polston bridge, about two miles beyond Lifton, and 40 from Exeter.
Another road from Exeter to the Land's End leaves Holcombe Burnell and Dunsford a little to the left, passing to Moreton Hampstead (12 miles); thence over Dartmoor, leaving Sampford Spiney and Whitechurch on the left, to Tavistock (20 miles); about three miles beyond which it enters Cornwall, passing over Newbridge.
The turnpike-road from Tavistock to Plymouth Dock is about 14 miles, leaving
Whitechurch on the left, and Buckland Monachorum, Tamerton Foliot, &c., on
There is a turnpike-road from Plymouth Dock to Saltash-ferry. Saltash Trusts
The turnpike-road from Tavistock to Ivybridge passes through Sampford Spiney, Walkhampton, and Meavy, leaving Shaugh and Cornwood on the right. Can find no record of Sampford to Ivybridge being turnpiked – it is now a series of unclassified roads
About eight miles from Tavistock a road
branches off to Two-bridges on
The turnpike-road from Tavistock to Launceston leaves Lamerton on the right, passes through Milton Abbot, and leaving Dunterton on the left, passes through Bradstone to Graiston bridge.
There is a turnpike road from
From Exmouth a turnpike road continues, passing through Withecombe Ralegh and Littleham, near East Budleigh, through Otterton to Sidmouth; thence through Salcombe Regis and Colyford, near Comb Pyne, towards Lyme Regis, which is just within the limits of Dorsetshire.
Can find no record of the section from Otterton to Sidmouth being turnpiked – it is now a series of unclassified roads
Another road from Exeter to Sidmouth passes through Heavitree, between Sowton and Clist St. Mary, through Newton Poppleford, leaving Aylesbeare, Fen Ottery, and Harpford, on the left, and Colyton Ralegh on the right (about 15 miles).
A road branching off out of the great road
from Honiton to
Lyme Regis Trusts
great road from
road from Bath enters Devonshire about a mile
from Church Staunton, and, leaving that village on the right, passes through
Churchenford, Up Ottery, and Roridge, leaving Luppit and Monkton on the left,
and Comb Ralegh on the right, to Honiton, and thence to
The road from
Honiton & Ilchester and Honiton Trusts
The road from Honiton to Collumpton (11 miles) passes through Awliscombe, leaving Broad Hembury and Kentisbeare a little to the right. Honiton Trust
From Collumpton the road continues to Tiverton, about five miles. Tiverton Trust
A road branching from this crosses a nook
of Somersetshire, and entering Devonshire again between five and six miles from
Bampton, leaves East Anstey about a mile on the right, and Bishop's Nympton
about the same distance on the left, and passes to
The direct road from Tiverton to South Molton (19 miles) passes near Washfield, through Calverleigh, Loxbear, and Rackenford, leaving Knowestone on the right, and Creacombe, Rose Ash, and Bishop's Nympton, on the left.
turnpike-road from South Molton to
From Barnstaple there are turnpike roads
through Pilton and Marwood, leaving Ashford to the left and Bittadon to the
right, to Ilfracombe, (ten miles); another, branching off at Pilton, and
leaving Sherwell and
The road from Exeter to Barnstaple, (40 miles,) leaving Upton Pyne on the right, and Newton St. Cyres on the left, passes to Crediton; thence through Sandford, near Morchard Bishops, leaving Lapford and Eggesford on the left, and Chawleigh on the right, to Chulmleigh; thence through Burrington, High Bickington and Atherington, leaving Yarnscombe on the left, through Bishop's Tawton, leaving Tawstock, (with Sir Bourchier Wrey's house and grounds,) on the left, to Barnstaple.
From Chulmleigh a road branches off,
leaving King's Nympton and Satterleigh on the left, and Romansleigh and George
Nympton on the right, to
South Molton Trust
The turnpike-road from Barnstaple to Hartland, leaving Fremington, Instow, and Westleigh, on the right, passes through Eastleigh to Bideford (eight miles); thence, leaving Abbotsham and Clovelly on the right, and Littleham, Alwington, Parkham, and Wolfardisworthy on the left, to Hartland (12 miles).
The turnpike-road from Barnstaple to Torrington (ten miles) leaves Tawstock, Newton Tracey, and Alverdiscot on the left, and Horwood and Hunshaw on the right.
The turnpike-road from Torrington to South Molton (16 miles) leaves Stevenstone
(Lord Rolle's) and St. Giles's church on the right, and Yarnscombe on the left,
and passes through Atherington and Chittlehampton, leaving Honiton chapel on
the right, to
The turnpike-road from Torrington to Bideford (about six miles) passes through no village, leaving Hunshaw on the right, and Weare Giffard and Lancras on the left.
The turnpike road from Torrington to Oakhampton passes through Little Torrington, leaves Peter Merland on the right, and Merton, Huish, and Meeth on the left, passes through Petrockstow to Hatherleigh, (11 miles,) thence to Oakhampton, leaving Inwardleigh on the right (seven miles).
Barnstaple & Okehampton Trusts (note part transferred to Gt Torrington later and southern part to Folley disturnpiked)
to Holsworthy, (about 13 miles,) there is a turnpikeroad, which leaves
Highampton, Black Torrington, and Cookbury, on the right, and Hollacombe on the
left: the road continues thence to Stratton in
Can find no record of Hatherleigh to Holsworthy being turnpiked – it is now the A3072
From Oakhampton, there is another
The turnpike-road from Crediton to Tiverton (12 miles) leaves Shobrooke, Stockleigh Pomeroy, and Cadbury, on the right, and Upton Helions, and Cheriton Fitzpayne, at somewhat greater distance on the left.
The turnpike-road from Exeter to Tiverton (14 miles) passes through Stoke Canon and Rew, leaving Brampford Speke, Netherex, and Thorverton, on the left, and Poltimore and Huxham on the right, to Silverton. From this place there are two roads; one through Butterleigh, and the other through Bickleigh, to Tiverton.
Tiverton Trust (old and new road)