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HER Number:MDV16974
Name:Tavistock to Moretonhampstead road


A road running across the moor between Tavistock and Moretonhampstead; a result of the Duke of Bedford's turnpike act of 1772. It was known as Carter's Road after the name of the contractor.


Grid Reference:SX 263 078
Map Sheet:SX20NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDartmoor Forest
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLYDFORD

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX67NW/127
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • ROAD (XVIII - 1772 AD to 1799 AD)

Full description

Brown, T., 1961, Tales of a Dartmoor Village: Some Preliminary Notes on the Folklore of Postbridge, 196, 209 (Article in Serial). SDV238060.

A road running across the moor between Tavistock and Moretonhampstead. The Duke of Bedford's turnpike act of 1772 resulted in the construction of a road across the moor which followed the old track except that instead of heading for Chagford it went past King's Oven to Moretonhampstead. It was known as Carter's Road after the name of the contractor.

Ordnance Survey, 2013, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV350786.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV238060Article in Serial: Brown, T.. 1961. Tales of a Dartmoor Village: Some Preliminary Notes on the Folklore of Postbridge. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 93. Unknown. 196, 209.
SDV350786Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2013. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #81950 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV109321Related to: Barn on Court Street, Moretonhampstead (Building)
MDV121022Related to: Beardown Lodge, Two Bridges (Building)
MDV8727Related to: Beetor Cross 230 metres south-east of Beetor, North Bovey (Monument)
MDV6619Related to: Bennett's Cross on the western boundary of Headland Warren, Chagford and North Bovey (Monument)
MDV121026Related to: Blackbrook Farm, Princetown (Monument)
MDV69803Related to: Boundary stone north of Bennett's Cross on the Chagford an North Bovey parish boundary (Monument)
MDV109313Related to: Buildings at Court tenement, Moretonhampstead (Building)
MDV109316Related to: Buildings west of Court tenement, Moretonhampstead (Building)
MDV122032Related to: Carter's Road, Moretonhampstead (Monument)
MDV109293Related to: Court tenement, Moretonhampstead (Building)
MDV109319Related to: Courthay, Court Street Moretonhampstead (Building)
MDV105842Related to: Greyhound Inn, Postbridge (Building)
MDV69806Related to: Guide stone at Jurston Cross (Monument)
MDV8820Related to: Lettaford Cross, North Bovey (Monument)
MDV134696Related to: Linear bank on Whitchurch Common (Monument)
MDV100812Related to: Milestone south-west of Merrivale Quarry (Monument)
MDV55621Related to: Nissen huts along road north of Princetown Prison (Building)
MDV109546Related to: Old bus depot on Court Street, Moretonhampstead (Building)
MDV121029Related to: Parson's Cottage, Princetown (Building)
MDV121023Related to: Quarries west of Two Bridges (Monument)
MDV52806Related to: Quarry by road south of Powder Mills (Monument)
MDV27836Related to: Quarry east of Merripit Hill (Monument)
MDV51540Related to: Quarry east of Two Bridges (Monument)
MDV121031Related to: Quarry north of Princetown (Monument)
MDV121019Related to: Quarry north of Two Bridges (Monument)
MDV51400Related to: Quarry north-east of the site of the Four Winds School, Merrivale (Monument)
MDV51534Related to: Quarry north-east of Two Bridges (Monument)
MDV121024Related to: Quarry north-west of Waldron Farm, Princetown (Monument)
MDV121042Related to: Quarry south of Merripit Hill (Monument)
MDV27837Related to: Quarry south-east of Merripit Hill (Monument)
MDV27838Related to: Quarry south-east of Merripit Hill (Monument)
MDV121041Related to: Quarry south-west of Statts Bridge (Monument)
MDV121020Related to: Quarry south-west of Two Bridges (Monument)
MDV121021Related to: Quarry west of Two Bridges (Monument)
MDV33223Related to: Roadside milestone near King's Oven (Monument)
MDV41460Related to: Roadside milestone north-west of Postbridge (Monument)
MDV39807Related to: Roadside milestone west of Leapra Cross, North Bovey (Monument)
MDV27260Related to: Roadside quarry east of Powdermills (Monument)
MDV27259Related to: Roadside quarry south of Postbridge (Monument)
MDV27237Related to: Roadside quarry south of Powdermill Cottages (Monument)
MDV54463Related to: Route of the Tavistock to Ashburton pack-horse track (Monument)
MDV76877Related to: Shula farmstead, Whitchurch (Monument)
MDV121030Related to: Smallholding at Rendlestone Tor, Princetown (Monument)
MDV121027Related to: Smallholding east of Blackbrook, Princetown (Monument)
MDV121025Related to: Smallholding north-west of Waldron Farm, Princetown (Monument)
MDV121028Related to: Summerhill smallholding, Princetown (Monument)
MDV118285Related to: The East Dart Hotel, Postbridge (Building)
MDV122031Related to: Tollhouse at Bughead Cross (Building)
MDV118541Related to: Two Bridges Hotel (Building)
MDV27767Related to: Wall running from the Warren House Inn to Soussons (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7139 - Headland Warren and the Birch Tor and Vitifer Mines Survey (Ref: A1/20/2001, A1/34/2002)
  • EDV7375 - Archaeological recording during construction of the Dousland to Rundlestone water main (Ref: 94.40)
  • EDV7388 - Archaeological condition survey in Bellever Woods
  • EDV7406 - Archaeological condition survey in Bellever Woods
  • EDV7431 - Woodland Survey (1989-90) at Bellever, Soussons and other woodland parcels
  • EDV7505 - Boveycombehedd, Chagford: An Archaeological Investigation of a Diachronic Landscape
  • EDV8640 - Spaders and Muddilake and Smith Hill Newtakes, Duchy Farms Survey
  • EDV8642 - Crockern Newtake, Duchy Farms Survey
  • EDV8645 - Powder Mills and Gawler Newtake, Duchy Farms Survey
  • EDV8648 - Middle Merripit Farm, Duchy Farms Survey
  • EDV8647 - Greyhound Farm, Duchy Farms Survey
  • EDV8409 - Dartmoor Royal Forest Project
  • EDV8714 - Survey of Dartmoor Prison Farm (Ref: AI//37/2002)
  • EDV6557 - Microchip project - vulnerable roadside objects
  • EDV8965 - Aerial survey of guardianship sites on Dartmoor

Date Last Edited:Mar 12 2024 4:01PM