The Road from Exeter to Dorchester
With the Road from Plymouth to Dartmouth


This map shows the journey between Exeter and Dorchester, passing Lyme Regis and Bridport.
The final two ribbons detail the route from Plymouth to Dartmouth.

Each of the ribbons which make up the map include a compass indicating north.

The landscape along the journey is described,
and the distance travelled and directions to nearby settlements are given too.

I have shown the place name as it appears on this map (c.1675) first, with the modern spelling in brackets.
I have only listed the places I can readily find in a modern road atlas,
but there are many more places of interest on these maps which I have not included in my summary.
These may include rivers, ponds, churches, windmills, blacksmiths forges, gallows and bridges.

The Route

Exeter
Hevitree (Heavitree)
Bishops Clyst
St Mary Clyst (Clyst St Mary)
Newton Popler (Newton Poppleford)
Sidford
Seaton
Cullyford (Colyford)
Scultum (Stedcombe)
Axmouth
Lyme (Lyme Regis)
Shaderson
Steymag Bridg
Stanton Gabriel (Stanton St Gabriel)
Chidiok (Chideock)
Seaton (Seatown)
Simsborow (Symondsbury)
Bridport
Alington Bridg (Allington)
Long Lother (Yondover, Loders)
Askatham (Askerswell)
Lytton (Litton Cheney)
Long Brudg (Long Bredy)
Dorchester
Plimouth (Plymouth)
Buckland (Eggbuckland)
Craltree (Crabtree)
Sultrum (Saltram)
Plimpton (Plympton)
Burrowton (Elburton)
Plimstock
Brixton
Eford (Efford Farm)
Yalmeton Bridg (Yealmbridge)
Adsum (Addistone)
Armington (Ermington)
Little Bridg
Modbury
Shilston (Shilston Barton)
Yarncomb (Yarnacomb Farm)
Luckbridg (Lupridge)
Gary Bridg (Gara Bridge)
Morley (Moreleigh)
Holwell (Halwell)
Dartmouth
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