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Name:Admiralty Incline, Portland
Type of Record:Monument
HER Number:MDO19572
Last edited:Aug

Monument Type(s)


Built in 1840s to carry quarried stone for breakwater construction; 7ft broad gauge. Incline with Higher, Middle and Lower Drums. Disused (‘old railway’) in 1889 but later refurbished as standard gauge for new works.

Sources and Further Reading

<1>SDO10248 - Monograph: Jackson, B L. 1999. Isle of Portland Railways, vol. 1. The Admiralty and Quarry Railways. 63-124.
<2>SDO10239 - Map: Ordnance Survey. 1864, 1886. Ordnance Survey 25-inch map, epoch one. paper. 1:2500.
<3>SDO10297 - Map: 1889. Ordnance Survey 10.56-feet sheet LVIII.7.25 (part).

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