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Easton And Church Hope Railway

Hob Uid: 868129
Location :
Dorset
Portland
Grid Ref : SY6943074260
Summary : The Easton and Church Hope Railway was authorised in 1867 to build a line from the quarries to Church Hope cave but was abandoned in 1874. Following new authorisation a line was opened from the Inmosthay Quarries (ca SY 6913 7240) to Castletown, joining the Breakwater line [SY 67 SE 52] at Sy 6943 7426. An extension was added towards Southwell, terminating at SY 6945 7046. Population reduction and improved bus services resulted in passenger services being withdrawn in 1952. Now dismantlled.
More information : (SY 6913 7240 - SY 6943 7426) Easton and Church Hope Railway [NAT] (1)

The Easton and Church Hope Railway was authorised in 1867 to build a line from the quarries to Church Hope cave but was abandoned in 1874. Following new authorisation a line was opened from the Inmosthay Quarries (ca SY 6913 7240) to Castletown, joining the Breakwater line [SY 67 SE 52] at Sy 6943 7426. An extension was added towards Southwell, terminating at SY 6945 7046. Population reduction and improved bus services resulted in passenger services being withdrawn in 1952. [See illustration card SY 67 SE 51] (2,3)

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Source Number : 1
Source : Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date)
Source details : OS 6" 1903 (Dorset 58 NE/SE)
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Source Number : 2
Source : Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date)
Source details : OS 1:10000 1978
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Source Number : 3
Source : The West Country
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Page(s) : 148
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Vol(s) : vol.1

Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : 20th Century
Display Date : Extant 1900-1952
Monument End Date : 1952
Monument Start Date : 1900
Monument Type : Railway, Earthwork
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External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : LINEAR 1930
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