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HER Number:MDV17775
Name:South Devon Railway, Teignmouth Section

Summary

The South Devon Railway line opened as far as Teignmouth in May 1846, then on to Newton Abbot by the following December.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 943 734
Map Sheet:SX97SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishDawlish
Civil ParishTeignmouth
DistrictTeignbridge
Ecclesiastical ParishDAWLISH
Ecclesiastical ParishEAST TEIGNMOUTH
Ecclesiastical ParishBISHOPSTEIGNTON
Ecclesiastical ParishWEST TEIGNMOUTH

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: 1359294
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX97SW/92

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • RAILWAY (XIX - 1846 AD to 1846 AD (Throughout))

Full description

Bulley, J.A., 1956, Teignmouth as a Seaside Resort, 154 (Article in Serial). SDV350516.

South Devon Railway opened to Teignmouth in 1846.


Thomas, D. St. J., 1981, A Regional History of Railways of Great Britain, 66-86 (Monograph). SDV168.

The South Devon Railway was opened to Teignmouth on the 30th May 1846, and then to Newton Abbot on 30th December 1846.


Turton, S. D., 1994, Archaeological Assessment of DCC Shaldon Bridge Reconstruction Scheme, 3 (Report - Assessment). SDV18872.

South Devon Railway. This stretch of track was constructed close to the shore and under the approach of Shaldon Bridge. An embankment was built to counteract the threat of flooding.


Exeter Archaeology, 2004, Archaeological Assessment of Proposed Fire Station on Land off the A379 Teignmouth, Devon (Report - Assessment). SDV361709.

The main railway line to Penzance passes through a cutting 25m north of the site. When the line was opened by the South Devon Railway in 1846, using atmospheric traction, it passed through a single-line tunnel, but this was opened out in the 1880s with much destruction of property.


Dommett, T., 2009, The Archaeology of the Teign Estuary: Intertidal Survey (Report - Survey). SDV349956.


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


Pink, F., 2014-2015, South Devon Coast Rapid Coastal Zone Assessment Survey Desk-Based Assessment (Interpretation). SDV357736.

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. 66-86.
SDV18872Report - Assessment: Turton, S. D.. 1994. Archaeological Assessment of DCC Shaldon Bridge Reconstruction Scheme. Exeter Museums Archaeological Field Unit Report. 94.21. A4 Stapled + Digital. 3.
SDV348725Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2012. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #82117 ]
SDV349956Report - Survey: Dommett, T.. 2009. The Archaeology of the Teign Estuary: Intertidal Survey. Digital.
SDV350516Article in Serial: Bulley, J.A.. 1956. Teignmouth as a Seaside Resort. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 88. A5 Hardback. 154.
SDV357736Interpretation: Pink, F.. 2014-2015. South Devon Coast Rapid Coastal Zone Assessment Survey Desk-Based Assessment. AC Archaeology Report. Digital.
Linked documents:1
SDV361709Report - Assessment: Exeter Archaeology. 2004. Archaeological Assessment of Proposed Fire Station on Land off the A379 Teignmouth, Devon. Exeter Archaeology. 04.23. A4 Stapled + Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV120686Parent of: Smugglers' Lane Viaduct, Dawlish (Monument)
MDV120793Related to: East Cliff Overbridge, Teignmouth (Monument)
MDV22462Related to: Newton Abbot Section of the South Devon Railway (Monument)
MDV120681Related to: Sea Wall between Parsons Tunnel and Teignmouth (Monument)
MDV109849Related to: Signal Box to the South of Holcombe House, Dawlish (Building)
MDV22622Related to: South Devon Railway, Bishopsteignton Section (Monument)
MDV22626Related to: South Devon Railway, Bishopsteignton Section (Monument)
MDV22634Related to: South Devon Railway, Dawlish Section (Monument)
MDV22623Related to: South Devon Railway, East Dawlish Section (Monument)
MDV22635Related to: South Devon Railway, Exeter Section (Monument)
MDV22629Related to: South Devon Railway, Exminster Section (Monument)
MDV22632Related to: South Devon Railway, Kenton Section (Monument)
MDV22633Related to: South Devon Railway, Powderham Section (Monument)
MDV22624Related to: South Devon Railway, West Dawlish Section (Monument)
MDV108735Related to: Teignmouth Station (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV5978 - Intertidal Survey of The Teign Estuary

Date Last Edited:Aug 5 2019 4:31PM