SS6024 : Gated minor road at Little Weir

taken 4 years ago, near to Umberleigh, Devon, Great Britain

Gated minor road at Little Weir
Gated minor road at Little Weir
This innocuous turning off the old road at Little Weir is a spur connecting the former B3227 with Pound Lane End (the A377), and was the only practicable means of turning from the A377 into the B3227 (and vice versa) from the north. The road remains public, but is subject to a traffic regulation order which prohibits motor vehicles except for access, and which prohibits all vehicular movements at the northern junction with Pound Lane End.
Minor roads at Little Weir
The minor roads from Pound Lane End (the A377 former turnpike up the Taw valley) to the B3227 at the foot of Easter Hill, are the former B3227 Umberleigh-Torrington road and a spur to the north. Before the new alignment of the B3227 was built in the early 1970s, these were the main roads to Atherington and Torrington (although Rock Hill provided the most direct, if steep, route up from the south). Once the new alignment of the B3227 was built, the county council made a traffic regulation order to make the old road from the south one way (i.e. uphill only), to prohibit right turns into it from the north, and to exclude all motor vehicles from the entire length of roads except for access.
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Date Taken
Monday, 9 September, 2013   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 22 September, 2013
Geographical Context
Lowlands  Farm, Fishery, Market Gardening  Roads, Road transport 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SS 6059 2411 [10m precision]
WGS84: 50:59.9667N 3:59.2880W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SS 6059 2409
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North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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