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Within the Historic county of Somerset, many Turnpike Trusts maintained the roads. Below is an approximate list of those identified so far:

Contents

Allington to Crewkerne Turnpike Trust

Bath Turnpike Trust

Current Number Road Name(s)FromToNotes
A36Pultney Road / Lower Bristol Road BathTwerton
A39Bath RoadBathFarrington Gurney
A367Wells Road / Wells Way / HollowayBathRadstock
A3062 • B3110Midford RoadOdd DownMidfordThen used U/c Old Midford Road (Wilts)
A4Upper Bristol RoadBathCorston
A46Gloucester RoadLambridgeCounty Boundary
A431Kelston Road / Bath RoadBathCounty Boundary
U/cLandsdown RoadBathCounty Boundary
U/c  • B3108Widcombe Hill / Brassknocker Hill / Winsley RoadBathCounty Boundary
U/cWhiteway Road / Rush HillThe GlobeOdd Down

Black Dog Turnpike Trust

Current Number Road Name(s)FromToNotes
A36Warminster RoadBathCounty BoundaryPossibly includes B3110 south of Midford.

Bridgwater Turnpike Trust

Current Number Road Name(s)FromToNotes
A38Taunton Road / Bristol RoadEast BrentThurloxton Bridgwater - Dunball built 1850's to replace route via Crandon Bridge.
A39Minehead Road / Bath RoadNether StoweyAshcottOriginally used B3339 through Wembdon; includes route through Puriton to A38
A372Westonzoyland RoadBridgwaterWestonzoyland
U/cWest Street / Durleigh RoadBridgwaterBishop's Lydeard
U/cSpaxton RoadDurleighSpaxton

Bristol Turnpike Trust

Current Number Road Name(s)FromToNotes
A37Wells Road / Bristol RoadCounty BoundaryWhite Cross (A39)
A38Bridgwater Road / Bristol RoadCounty BoundaryEast Brent
A370Weston Road / Bristol RoadCounty BoundaryCongresbury
A4Bath RoadCounty BoundaryCorston
U/cBishopsworth Road / Wells RoadBedminsterChew Magna

Bruton Turnpike Trust

Chard Turnpike Trust

Current Number Road Name(s)FromToNotes
A30Swandown / Crewkerne Road / High StreetChillingtonCounty Boundary
A358Tatworth Road / Axminster RoadChardCounty Boundary
B3162Forton Road / Church StreetChardCounty Boundary
B3167Fosse Way / Perry StreetLydmarshCounty Boundary
U/cChardStaple Fitzpainevia Combe St Nicholas, Curland
U/cBlackwaterHolman Clavel (B3170)

Crewkerne Turnpike Trust

Current Number Road Name(s)FromToNotes
A30Chard Road / Yeovil RoadChillingtonHaselbury Plucknett
A356North Street / Prophets LaneCrewkerneHoly Tree Cross
A356Middle StreetMistertonCounty Boundary
A3066MistertonCounty Boundary
B3165Lyme Road / Oathill LaneCrewkerneCounty Boundary
U/cCathole Bridge RoadRoundhamMistertonto South of Crewkwerne
U/cHinton RoadCrewkerneHinton St George
U/cBroadway / HollowayMerriotLopen Head

Frome Turnpike Turst

High Ham Turnpike Trust

Current Number Road Name(s)FromToNotes
U/cField Way / Nythe Road / Hemstitch HillLangportBuscottAshcott Road to Meare not Turnpiked

Honiton Turnpike Trust

Current Number Road Name(s)FromToNotes
U/cBlagdon HillCounty BoundaryRoad forked before entering Devon

Honiton & Ilminster Turnpike Trust

Current Number Road Name(s)FromToNotes
A303Ham HillHorton CrossCounty Boundary
B3170ShoreditchCounty BoundaryUsed Old Combe Hill originally

Ilchester Turnpike Trust

Current Number Road Name(s)FromToNotes
A37Fosse Way / Ilchester RoadBrue Bridge, LydfordChilthorne DomerFollowed old road through Ilchester
A303Fosse WaySparkfordHoly Tree CrossFollowed old road through Ilchester
A359High Street / Camel StreetSparkfordMarston Magna
B3151Bondip Hill / Heathcote RoadRed Post CrossWest Camel

Ilminster Turnpike Trust

Current Number Road Name(s)FromToNotes
A303Fosse WaySouth PethertonHoly Tree Cross
A358Donyatt Hill / Furnham RoadAshillChardUsed old alignments
former A3037Ditton Street / Listers HillIlminster Donyatt
former A3088West Street / Yeovil RoadHoly Tree Cross OdcombeRoad now realigned along former railway line
B3168Station Road / BeaconHorton CrossPuckington
U/cPound Road / Wood RoadHortonAshill
U/cEast Street / Harp RoadIlminsterSouth PethertonFormer A303
U/cHurcott Lane / Muckleditch LanePuckingtonLopen Head
U/cHollow LaneLopen HeadDinnington
U/c IlminsterChillington (A30)

Langport, Somerton & Castle Cary Turnpike Trust

Current Number Road Name(s)FromToNotes
A303Ilchester BypassPodimoreWest Camel
A359High RoadCastle Cary (B3152)Sparkford
A371Ansford HillAnsfordCastle CaryLinked to High Street via Ansford Road
A372Langport Road / Crane HillWestonzoylandPodimore
A378Church Way / North StreetFiveheadLangport
B3151Somerton Road / Kingsdon HillStreetRed Post Cross
B3152Station Road / South StreetAnsfordCastle Cary
B3153Pitney Hill / Snap HillLangportAnsford
B3168Curry RivelPuckington
U/cThorney RoadLangportSouth PethertonThrough Muchelney & Kingsbury Episcopi
U/cCatsgore RoadB3151 S of SomertonCatsgore (A372)

Martock & South Petherton Turnpike Trust

Current Number Road Name(s)FromToNotes
B3165Sutton Road / Ringwell HillSomertonHoly Tree Cross
U/cWater Street / Silver StreetMartockSouth Petherton
U/cMain StreetStapletonTintinhull

Minehead Roads Turnpike Trust

Current Number Road Name(s)FromToNotes
A39Bridgwater RoadMineheadNether StoweyFollowed old road between Alcombe & Dunster
A358Tower Hill / Taunton RoadWillitonBishops LydeardOriginally joined Bridgwater Road in Cothelstone
A396Dunster RoadDunsterCounty BoundaryTimberscombe - Dulverton replaced earlier route
B3188Eastbury Hill / Brendon RoadFair CrossMonksilverContinued along Silverdown Hill to E of Elworthy
B3190Washford Hill / Bampton RoadFive BellsCounty Boundary
B3191Eastbury Hill / Brendon RoadCarhamptonFive Bells
B3222Jury Hill / Dulverton RoadMachine Cross, DulvertonCounty BoundaryJury Hill formerly part of Wiveliscombe Trust
U/cChurch Street / Heath Poult CrossTimberscombeMachine Cross, Dulvertondis-Turnpiked early
U/cAbbey Road / Torre RocksWashfordFair Cross
U/cDoniford RoadWatchetWest Quantoxhead
U/cLuckes LaneWest QuantoxheadWoolston

Radstock Turnpike Trust

Current Number Road Name(s)FromToNotes
A362Frome RoadRadstockBuckland Dinham
A366Wells RoadTerry HillNorton St Philip (A36)
A367Fosse WayRadstockWhite Post
B3139Wells Road / Kilmersdon HillWhite PostTerry Hill

Shepton Mallet Turnpike Trust

Current Number Road Name(s)FromToNotes
A37Marchants Hill / Bath RoadFarrington GurneyDownside
A37Wraxall Hill / Fosse WayCannards GraveBrue Bridge, Lydford
A367FossewayRadstockWhite Post
A361Charlton Road / Holwell HillSheptonNunneyNumerous realignments in Turnpike era and since.
A371Cannards Grave RoadSheptonAnsford
B3081Bruton RoadPrestleighMilton Clevedon
B3136Bath Road / Lamberts HillDownsidePiltonThrough Shepton

Taunton Turnpike Trust

Current Number Road Name(s)FromToNotes
A38Bridgwater RoadNorth PethertonCounty Boundary
A358Minehead RoadBishops LydeardKenny, Ashill
A361Main Road / Taunton RoadWalford CrossAshcott
A378Stonyhead HillAshFivehead
B3170South Road / Shoreditch RoadTauntonShoreditch
B3224Bishops LydeardElworthy
B3227Norton FitzwarrenMilverton
U/cStaple HillShoreditchStaple Fitzpaine
U/cTrull Road / Honiton RoadTauntonBlagdon Hill

Tiverton Turnpike Trust

Wedmore Turnpike Trust

Current Number Road Name(s)FromToNotes
B3151Cheddar Road / Glastonbury RoadCheddarWesthay
U/cShipham HillCheddarRowberrow (A38)
U/cAshcott RoadWesthayAshcott

Wells Turnpike Trust

Current Number Road Name(s)FromToNotes
A39Wells Road / Bristol RoadSton Easton (A37)Ashcott
A371Tor Street / Wells RoadWellsShepton MalletOriginally followed U/c Shepton Old Road & Old Wells Road south of Croscombe
B3139Wells Road / Bath RoadWellsWhite Post
U/cOld Frome RoadSouth HorringtonLong Cross
U/cDinderSteanbow / Pilton?Through North Wooton

Wells, Highbridge & Cheddar Turnpike Trust

Current Number Road Name(s)FromToNotes
A371Cheddar Road / Wells RoadWellsCheddarMay have extended through Axbridge to Cross.
B3139Mark Causeway / Wells RoadHighbridgeWells

West Harptree Turnpike Trust

Current Number Road Name(s)FromToNotes
A368Bath RoadChurchillMarksbury
B3114 West HarptreeChew Magna
U/c • B3134Harptree Hill / Old Bristol Road West HarptreeWells

Weston-super-Mare & Worle Turnpike Trust

Current Number Road Name(s)FromToNotes
A370Bristol RoadWestonCongesburyThe only Turnpike into Weston

Wincanton Turnpike Trust

Wiveliscombe Turnpike Trust

Current Number Road Name(s)FromToNotes
B3187Burn Hill / Milverton RoadMilvertonChipley
B3188Ford Road WiveliscombeMonksilverThrough Elworthy
B3222Jury Hill / Road Machine CrossDulvertonTransferred to Minehead Trust
B3227Taunton Road Milverton BypassCounty Boundary
U/c • B3224North Street / Battins KnapWiveliscombeRaleigh's Cross
U/cSouth Street / Langford HeathfieldWiveliscombe Chipley
U/cThe HollowayChipleyWhite Ball
U/cChallick Lane / Dulverton RoadWiveliscombeMachine Cross, Dulvertondis-Turnpiked early
U/cDulvertonFive Cross Waysdis-Turnpiked early
U/cWhitefieldLangleySperry Crossvia Huish Champflower
U/cMilvertonPitsford HillWest of Fitzhead
U/cMilvertonBishops LydeardThrough Halse

Yeovil Turnpike Trust