Raymond's Hill

Raymond's Hill is a residential area off the A35 road in Devon, England, right on the border with the county of Dorset. It is about 2 miles (3.2 km) southeast of Axminster in East Devon, and about 3 miles (4.8 km) northwest of Charmouth in Dorset.

Raymond's Hill
Raymond's Hill is located in Devon
Raymond's Hill
Raymond's Hill
Location within Devon
OS grid referenceSY325965
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Postcode districtEX13
Dialling code01297
PoliceDevon and Cornwall
FireDevon and Somerset
AmbulanceSouth Western
UK Parliament
List of places
50°45′45″N 2°58′06″W / 50.7624°N 2.9682°W / 50.7624; -2.9682

The housing is of low density and moderate value, and is surrounded by a forest and heathland protected by the District Council.[citation needed]

In 2002 the local MP Hugo Swire presented a 2,225 signature petition to Parliament on behalf of the residents, calling for a roundabout to be constructed at the accident blackspot at the junction of the A35 road and the B3165 at the Hunters Lodge Inn, Raymond's Hill which has claimed many lives.

In 2004, the Highways Agency completed a safety improvement scheme including new signs, red anti-skid surfacing and two traffic islands, though no roundabout has been installed.

In September 2013, two months after a series of car accidents in which two people were killed, local MP Neil Parish held an inquiry into the same blackspot, and vowed to ensure that the Highways Agency improved the junction.

External linksEdit

  Media related to Raymond's Hill at Wikimedia Commons