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Edenham And Little Bytham Railway

Hob Uid: 1365600
Location :
South Kesteven
Edenham, Little Bytham, Careby Aunby and Holywell
Grid Ref : TF0500022000
Summary : The Edenham and Little Bytham Railway was a private railway built by Lord Willoughby de Eresby and opened in 1857. Three inspections were required before permission was granted to carry passengers over the four mile long line. Produce was more profitable than passengers, but the line made mounting losses and closed to passengers in 1871. By then, horses had replaced steam engines for hauling goods trains, being cheaper to run. Goods traffic ceased in the 1880s.
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Sources :
Source Number : 1
Source : The east Midlands
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Page(s) : 198-9
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Vol(s) : vol.9

Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Post Medieval
Display Date : Extant 1857
Monument End Date : 1889
Monument Start Date : 1857
Monument Type : Railway
Evidence : Earthwork

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External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : LINEAR 1035
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Associated Monuments : 507003
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