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HER Number:MDV121007
Name:Wall along west side of Forde Close, Newton Abbot


High limestone rubble wall marking the eastern boundary of the former railway works.


Grid Reference:SX 868 710
Map Sheet:SX87SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishNewton Abbot

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • BOUNDARY WALL (Built, XIX - 1801 AD to 1900 AD (Between))

Full description

Ordnance Survey, 1880-1899, First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map (Cartographic). SDV336179.

Comparison between this map and modern mapping shows that the northern end of the wall has been altered.

Google, 2018, Google Streetview (Website). SDV360654.

High limestone rubble wall running from a side entrance into the former railway works, north along Forde Close. The wall is terminated at its southern end with a brick pier and it is likely that it once ran further south along the entire length of the railway works. The wall is in four distinct sections. The first, southern section has been heightened and has brick coping. The middle section looks to be of one build and has stone coping. The third section is lower and flat-topped. The final, northern section is of a different build and looks modern. Map object partly based on this source (final section not included).

Ordnance Survey, 2018, MasterMap 2018 (Cartographic). SDV360652.

Harrison, V., 2018, The Carriage and Wagon Repair Shop and Associated Boundary Wall, Forde Close, Newton Abbot (Un-published). SDV360822.

Substantial random rubble limestone wall along Forde Close. The wall marks the boundary of the Great Western Railway works. It together with the adjoining wagon shop represent major surviving elements of the railway and works.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV360652Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2018. MasterMap 2018. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #80255 ]
SDV360654Website: Google. 2018. Google Streetview. http://maps.google.co.uk. Website.
SDV360822Un-published: Harrison, V.. 2018. The Carriage and Wagon Repair Shop and Associated Boundary Wall, Forde Close, Newton Abbot. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV121004Related to: Carriage House, Forde Close, Newton Abbot (Building)
MDV22462Related to: Newton Abbot Section of the South Devon Railway (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Jul 14 2020 8:42AM