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Dead Maids

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Dead Maids
Location Map ( geo)
Junction on the A36 - Geograph - 954790.jpg
Dead Maids cross
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Location
Chapmanslade
County
Wiltshire
Highway Authority
Wiltshire
Junction Type
Modified Diamond
Roads Joined
A36, A3098

Dead Maids is a junction on the A36 in Wiltshire. According to a report in the Daily Telegraph, the legend is that a farmer's daughter had two suitors who didn't know about each other and subsequently fought over the girl's affections. One killed the other, whose black dog then savaged the second suitor to death. The daughter, grief-stricken, committed suicide at what was then just a junction of local tracks. Even today the nearby woods are shown as Black Dog Woods on Ordnance Survey maps, and locals in Dilton Marsh referred to the road crossing as Dead Maid's Cross, which Wiltshire County Council then adopted.


Some information about Dead Maid's is here: http://www.dilton-marsh.org.uk/people/deadmaids.php

Routes

Route To Notes

A36

Bath

A36

Warminster

A3098

Westbury, Ditton Marsh

A3098

Chapmanslade




Dead Maids
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