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HER Number:MDV122189
Name:Carriage Shed at Princetown Railway Station

Summary

No longer extant, this is depicted on the late 19th century historic map. A large, narrow structure constructed from corrugated iron, it required a large quantity of pain to maintain and prevent rusting; this was given as the reason for its closure and removal in 1929. Originally, it was planned that a brick replacement would be constructed, but this never came to pass.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 587 734
Map Sheet:SX57SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDartmoor Forest
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishWALKHAMPTON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • RAILWAY CARRIAGE SHED (Built, XIX - 1883 AD to 1889 AD (Between))

Full description

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

Carriage Shed building is shown on the late 19th century historic map.


Ordnance Survey, 1904 - 1906, Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map (Cartographic). SDV325644.

The early 20th century historic map shows the Carriage Shed at the far eastern end of the railway site, where the line terminates.


Bastin, C. H., 1989, Princetown Railways, 30-32 (Pamphlet). SDV252923.

'Carriage Shed' is marked on the plan of Princetown Station. The carriage shed was closed and then removed in 1929. Measuring 180 feet in length and constructed from corrugated iron, it marked the most eastern end of the railway at Princetown, and actually covered the end of the railway line. The reason for removal was given as the vast amount of paint required to maintain the structure and prevent rusting (exacerbated by the very wet climate at Princetown). Originally it was planned that a brick structure would replace it but this was never built, with the carriages left unhoused nightly following 1929.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV252923Pamphlet: Bastin, C. H.. 1989. Princetown Railways. Princetown Railways. Paperback Volume. 30-32.
SDV325644Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1904 - 1906. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #111933 ]
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).

Associated Monuments

MDV49925Part of: Princetown Railway Station (Monument)
MDV122187Related to: Goods Shed at Princetown Railway Station (Building)
MDV122190Related to: Railway stables at Princetown (Building)
MDV122186Related to: Signal box at Princetown Railway Station (Building)
MDV122185Related to: Station building at Princetown (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Jun 19 2018 12:22PM