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HER Number:MDV22421
Name:Beambridge to Exeter Railway

Summary

The Devon section of the Bristol and Exeter Railway, which opened in 1844, from White Ball tunnel to Exeter St David's Station.

Location

Grid Reference:SS 985 037
Map Sheet:SS90SE
Admin AreaSomerset
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishBradninch
Civil ParishBrampford Speke
Civil ParishBroad Clyst
Civil ParishBurlescombe
Civil ParishCullompton
Civil ParishCulmstock
Civil ParishExeter
Civil ParishHalberton
Civil ParishHolcombe Rogus
Civil ParishRewe
Civil ParishSampford Peverell
Civil ParishSilverton
Civil ParishStoke Canon
Civil ParishUpton Pyne
Civil ParishWilland
DistrictEast Devon
DistrictExeter
DistrictMid Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishCULLOMPTON
Ecclesiastical ParishCULMSTOCK
Ecclesiastical ParishHALBERTON
Ecclesiastical ParishHOLCOMBE ROGUS
Ecclesiastical ParishREWE
Ecclesiastical ParishSAMPFORD PEVERELL
Ecclesiastical ParishSILVERTON
Ecclesiastical ParishST.DAVIDS
Ecclesiastical ParishSTOKE CANON
Ecclesiastical ParishBRADNINCH
Ecclesiastical ParishUPTON PYNE
Ecclesiastical ParishBRAMPFORD SPEKE
Ecclesiastical ParishWILLAND
Ecclesiastical ParishBURLESCOMBE

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: ST01SW/53

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • RAILWAY (XIX - 1801 AD to 1900 AD (Between))

Full description

Thomas, D. St. J., 1981, A Regional History of Railways of Great Britain, 27-8 (Monograph). SDV168.

Part of Beambridge to Exeter section of the Bristol and Exeter Railway. Opened 1st May 1844 and still in use.


Gabriel, A. + Fletcher, B., 1986, Untitled Source, 22 (Monograph). SDV56246.

Brunel's Great Western Railway line from Paddington to Bristol was extended into Devon in 1843-4 going through Taunton, Wellington, Burlescombe and Tiverton on its way to Exeter.


Exeter Archaeology, 1996, Town Farm, Burlescombe proposed Quarry Extension: Archaeological Assessment and Evaluation Report, 11 (Report - Assessment). SDV338195.


Exeter Archaeology, 2007, Archaeological Assessment of Land at Lower Duryard, Exeter University, 7 (Report - Assessment). SDV347264.


Exeter Archaeology, 2007, Archaeological Assessment of Land at Tiverton Parkway Railway Station, Sampford Peverell, 2, site 8 (Report - Assessment). SDV338166.

The Bristol and Exeter Railway was the southern extension of Brunel's Great Western Railway line from London to Bristol. Beambridge, three kilometers to the south-west of Wellington, became the railhead terminus, and the line was opened in May 1844. Stations were built at Tiverton Road, Cullompton and Hele with several smaller stations or halts added. The line was taken over by the Great Western railway in 1849.


Scott Wilson, 2008, Hanson Town Farm, Devon. Archaeological Desk-Based Assessment, 12, site 34 (Report - Assessment). SDV344495.


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. 27-8.
SDV338166Report - Assessment: Exeter Archaeology. 2007. Archaeological Assessment of Land at Tiverton Parkway Railway Station, Sampford Peverell. Exeter Archaeology Report. 07.16. A4 Stapled + Digital. 2, site 8.
SDV338195Report - Assessment: Exeter Archaeology. 1996. Town Farm, Burlescombe proposed Quarry Extension: Archaeological Assessment and Evaluation Report. Exeter Archaeology Report. 96.08. A4 Stapled + Digital. 11.
SDV344495Report - Assessment: Scott Wilson. 2008. Hanson Town Farm, Devon. Archaeological Desk-Based Assessment. Scott Wilson Report. D118857. A4 Stapled + Digital. 12, site 34.
SDV347264Report - Assessment: Exeter Archaeology. 2007. Archaeological Assessment of Land at Lower Duryard, Exeter University. Exeter Archaeology Report. 07.45. A4 Stapled + Digital. 7.
SDV348725Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2012. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital).
SDV56246Monograph: Gabriel, A. + Fletcher, B.. 1986. A Short History of Holcombe Rogus. Unknown. 22.

Associated Monuments

MDV35894Related to: BRIDGE in the Parish of Willand (Building)
MDV35893Related to: Bridge over Railway on Dean Hill Road (Building)
MDV22474Related to: RAILWAY in the Parish of Brampford Speke (Monument)
MDV18736Related to: RAILWAY in the Parish of Exeter (Monument)
MDV73521Related to: Railway Milepost (Monument)
MDV59611Related to: RAILWAY STATION in the Parish of Broad Clyst (Monument)
MDV33090Related to: RAILWAY STATION in the Parish of Burlescombe (Monument)
MDV59018Related to: Sampford Halt Station (Monument)
MDV76231Related to: Silverton Station (Monument)
MDV76237Related to: Structure on North Side of Railway to West of Silverton Station (Monument)
MDV59017Related to: Tiverton Junction Station (Monument)
MDV22419Related to: TUNNEL in the Parish of Culmstock, Holcombe Rogus (Monument)
MDV72218Related to: Upton Pyne, Stafford Bridge (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV4202 - Land at Tiverton Parkway Railway Station
  • EDV4635 - Archaeological Desk-Based Assessment of Hanson Town Farm, Devon
  • EDV5261 - Watching Brief on the Silverton Sewage Transfer Main

Date Last Edited:Jan 24 2019 12:13PM