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HER Number:MDV1348
Name:Tiverton section Exe of the Exe Valley Railway

Summary

Section of the Exe Valley Railway line through Tiverton, from Bolham in the north to Lower Ashley in the south. The railway opened 1885 and was dismantled in the late 20th century. The former line of the railway was cut through by the North Devon Link Road.

Location

Grid Reference:SS 955 128
Map Sheet:SS91SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishTiverton
DistrictMid Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishTIVERTON

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS91SW/5

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • RAILWAY (XIX - 1885 AD to 1885 AD)

Full description

Ordnance Survey, 1855-1895, First Edition 1:500 Town Map (Cartographic). SDV338879.

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

'G.W.R. Exe Valley Branch' shown.

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

'G.W.R. Tiverton and North Devon Branch' shown.

Minchinton, W. E., 1976, Industrial Archaeology in Devon, 8 (Monograph). SDV7016.

The Exe Valley Railway was a branch line of the Great Western Railway, which ran from Stoke Canon to Morebath Junction.

Thomas, D. St. J., 1981, A Regional History of Railways of Great Britain, 46-47 (Monograph). SDV168.

Opened 1st May 1885 and closed 17th October1963.

Doggett, N., 1982, NDLR1 Card Index (Archive - Survey). SDV56213.

Cut by the line of the North Devon Link Road at SS95601396. An arch was destroyed. Other details: Photo

Doggett, N., 1983, The North Devon Link Road (Stage One). Sampford Peverell to Tiverton, F.24 (Un-published). SDV363254.

An embankment was cut through for the construction of the North Devon Link Road and a brick arch destroyed.

Exeter Archaeology, 2001, Archaeological Assessment of Land at Tumbling Fields, Tiverton, 6 (Report - Assessment). SDV338875.

The Exe Valley branch line crossed the River Lowman at SS95501229.

Ordnance Survey, 2012, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV348725.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV168Monograph: Thomas, D. St. J.. 1981. A Regional History of Railways of Great Britain. A Regional History of Railways of Great Britain. 1. Unknown. 46-47.
SDV325644Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1904 - 1906. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV338875Report - Assessment: Exeter Archaeology. 2001. Archaeological Assessment of Land at Tumbling Fields, Tiverton. Exeter Archaeology Report. 01.42. A4 Stapled + Digital. 6.
SDV338879Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1855-1895. First Edition 1:500 Town Map. First Edition 1:500 Town Map. Map (Digital).
SDV348725Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2012. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital).
SDV56213Archive - Survey: Doggett, N.. 1982. NDLR1 Card Index. North Devon Link Road Phase 1: Archive. Card Index.
SDV7016Monograph: Minchinton, W. E.. 1976. Industrial Archaeology in Devon. Industrial Archaeology in Devon. Paperback Volume + Digital. 8.

Associated Monuments

MDV126822Parent of: Railway embankment on the Tiverton and North Devon Railway (Monument)
MDV35273Parent of: Railway Milepost South of Cowley Moor Bridge (Monument)
MDV35274Parent of: Signal Post North of Cowley Moor Railway Bridge (Monument)
MDV63459Related to: Bridge, Brickhouse Hill (Monument)
MDV58995Related to: Tiverton Railway Station (Monument)
MDV48418Related to: West Exe Halt (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV6073 - Walkover Survey at Cowley Moor, Tiverton

Date Last Edited:Nov 6 2019 10:19AM