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HER Number:MDV22574
Name:Tavistock branch of the South Devon Railway (Tavistock to Yelverton)

Summary

Tavistock branch of the South Devon railway. Opened to Tavistock 22/06/1859, closed 31/12/1962.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 512 689
Map Sheet:SX56NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishBuckland Monachorum
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishBUCKLAND MONACHORUM

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Earthwork and structural remains of the World War II RAF Harrowbeer airfield, as well as medieval fields and farms, industrial tin working, sections of the Devonport and Plymouth Leats, and part of the Plymouth and Dartmoor Tramway on Roborough Down
  • SHINE: Earthwork and structural remains of a section of the late 18th century Devonport Leat running between Roborough Down and Burrator Reservoir

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX57SW/67
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • RAILWAY (Constructed, XIX - 1859 AD to 1862 AD (Between))

Full description

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

Depicted on the late 19th century historic map.

Royal Air Force, 1947, RAF/CPE/UK/2149, 4450 (Aerial Photograph). SDV282746.

Thomas, D. St. J., 1981, A Regional History of Railways of Great Britain, 120-121, 125 (Monograph). SDV168.

Tavistock branch of the South Devon railway. Opened to Tavistock 22/06/1859, closed 31/12/1962.

Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England, 1985, Aerial Photograph Project (Dartmoor) - Dartmoor Pre-NMP (Cartographic). SDV319854.

Visible on the 1940s aerial photographs and recorded in project.

Rendell, P., 1996, Exploring the Lower Walkham Valley (Monograph). SDV361766.

Ordnance Survey, 2019, MasterMap 2019 (Cartographic). SDV362729.

Remains of railway embankment depicted in part on the modern mapping.

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. 120-121, 125.
SDV282746Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1947. RAF/CPE/UK/2149. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 4450.
SDV319854Cartographic: Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. 1985. Aerial Photograph Project (Dartmoor) - Dartmoor Pre-NMP. Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England Aerial Photograph P. Cartographic.
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #83431 ]
SDV361766Monograph: Rendell, P.. 1996. Exploring the Lower Walkham Valley. Exploring the Lower Walkham Valley. A5 Paperback.
SDV362729Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2019. MasterMap 2019. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV118284Related to: Devon Tors, Yelverton (Building)
MDV117612Related to: Grenofen Viaduct, Buckland Monachorum (Monument)
MDV22537Related to: Launceston Branch of the South Devon Railway (Tavistock to Launceston) (Monument)
MDV108559Related to: Old Harrowbeer Farmstead, Yelverton (Monument)
MDV19112Related to: Plymouth and Dartmoor Railway (Dartmoor section) (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Nov 12 2019 7:53AM