SS6023 : Bottom of Rock Hill

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

Bottom of Rock Hill
Bottom of Rock Hill
Junction of Rock Hill with the A377 opposite SS6023 : Umberleigh Bridge on the River Taw as seen from upstream, and adjacent to the Rising Sun hotel. Rock Hill provides the shortest descent from the B3227 Easter Hill into Umberleigh, although a more gently graded descent was available through Little Weir. Rock Hill is now a public bridleway, although it was clearly formerly a public road, and is still subject to a traffic regulation order which provides for one way traffic only to descend the hill (and which also provides for the exclusion of all vehicular traffic except for access).
Minor roads at Little Weir :: SS6024
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)
Sunday, 22 September, 2013
Geographical Context
Lowlands  Business, Retail, Services  Roads, Road transport 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SS 6068 2375 [10m precision]
WGS84: 50:59.7739N 3:59.2028W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SS 6074 2371
View Direction
West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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Except for Access  One Way Road  Public Bridleway  Public House  Hotel 

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