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HER Number:MDV18635
Name:North Devon Railway, Bideford Section

Summary

Exeter to Barnstaple line extended to Bideford in 1855 and to Torrington in 1872. Line closed for passenger use and now a cycle trail.

Location

Grid Reference:SS 457 257
Map Sheet:SS42NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishBideford
DistrictTorridge
Ecclesiastical ParishBIDEFORD

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS42NE/84/1

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • RAILWAY (XIX - 1855 AD to 1872 AD (Between))

Full description

Bone, M., 1973, Barnstaple's Industrial Archaeology, 30 (Monograph). SDV78228.

North Devon Railway. SS47343000-SS46002500. Exeter to Barnstaple line extended to Bideford in 1855 and to Torrington in 1872. Now closed for passenger use.

Thomas, D. St. J., 1981, A Regional History of Railways of Great Britain, 92-98 (Monograph). SDV168.

Pye, A. R. + Simpson, S. J., 1991, Bideford Waterfront NRA Tidal Defence Scheme: Historical Survey and Part 1 Archaeological Survey, 2 (Report - Survey). SDV15240.

Turton, S. D. + Weddell, P. J., 1992, Preliminary Archaeological Assessment, Taw-Torridge Tidal Waters Improvements (Report - Assessment). SDV18873.

Turton, S. D. + Weddell, P. J., 1994, Archaeological Assessment of SWW Taw-Torridge Tidal Waters Improvements Part 3: Cornborough STW, 9; figure 1, site 27 (Report - Assessment). SDV18876.

Now used as cycle path and preserved as part of the 'Tarka Trail'. Proposed South West Water pipeline route passes along the line between SS47353014 and SS47553121.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV15240Report - Survey: Pye, A. R. + Simpson, S. J.. 1991. Bideford Waterfront NRA Tidal Defence Scheme: Historical Survey and Part 1 Archaeological Survey. Exeter Museums Archaeological Field Unit Report. 91.01. A4 Stapled + Digital. 2.
SDV168Monograph: Thomas, D. St. J.. 1981. A Regional History of Railways of Great Britain. A Regional History of Railways of Great Britain. 1. Unknown. 92-98.
SDV18873Report - Assessment: Turton, S. D. + Weddell, P. J.. 1992. Preliminary Archaeological Assessment, Taw-Torridge Tidal Waters Improvements. Exeter Museums Archaeological Field Unit Report. 92.32. A4 Stapled + Digital.
SDV18876Report - Assessment: Turton, S. D. + Weddell, P. J.. 1994. Archaeological Assessment of SWW Taw-Torridge Tidal Waters Improvements Part 3: Cornborough STW. Exeter Museums Archaeological Field Unit Report. 94.12. A4 Stapled + Digital. 9; figure 1, site 27.
SDV78228Monograph: Bone, M.. 1973. Barnstaple's Industrial Archaeology. Barnstaple's Industrial Archaeology. A5 Paperback. 30.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Feb 14 2020 11:43AM