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HER Number:MDV22581
Name:London and South Western Railway (Dartmoor Section)

Summary

London and South Western Railway shown on 19th century map which joins the 'Launceston Branch' of the 'Great Western Railway' at 'Lydford Junction'. Dismantled in the 1960s and now part of the 'West Devon Way' or 'Granite Way'.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 535 852
Map Sheet:SX58NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishLydford
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLYDFORD

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Remains of a coaxial field system thought to be Bronze Age in date south of Meldon preserved in the modern field layout
  • SHINE: Earthwork remains of a section of the South Devon Railway and the London and South Western Railway lines at Wortha Mill
  • SHINE: Remains of the London and South Western and part of the South Devon Railways south of Mary Tavy Bridge as well as mine shafts from Wheal Friendship
  • SHINE: Remains of an early medieval strip field system on the north-eastern side of Lydford, mostly fossilised in the surviving fields in use today

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX58NW/60/2
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • RAILWAY (XIX to XX - 1874 AD to 1970 AD (Between))

Full description

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

'London and South Western Railway' shown on 19th century map.


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

'London and South Western Railway' shown on early 20th century map.


Thomas, D. St. J., 1981, A Regional History of Railways of Great Britain, 101-4 (Monograph). SDV168.

The Devon and Cornwall Railway opened on 12th October 1874.


Trevelyan, R. E., 1998, A Winter Remembered. Events recalling the winter of 1962/63 and its effects on the railways of Dartmoor (Monograph). SDV361769.

Details of the efforts to clear and keep open the line during the winter storms of 1962/63.


Exeter Archaeology, 2008, Archaeological Assessment of Proposed Sewage Treatment Works at Lydford, 11, Figures 6-7 (Report - Assessment). SDV351460.

The Devon and Cornwall Railway opened to Lydford on the 12th October 1874.


Ordnance Survey, 2013, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV350786.

'Dismantled Railway' also shown as 'West Devon Way' on 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. 101-4.
SDV325644Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1904 - 1906. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital). [Mapped features: #83432 ; #83433 ]
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV350786Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2013. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital.
SDV351460Report - Assessment: Exeter Archaeology. 2008. Archaeological Assessment of Proposed Sewage Treatment Works at Lydford. Exeter Archaeology. 08.31 (6475). A4 Grip Bound. 11, Figures 6-7.
SDV361769Monograph: Trevelyan, R. E.. 1998. A Winter Remembered. Events recalling the winter of 1962/63 and its effects on the railways of Dartmoor. A Winter Remembered. Events recalling the winter of 1962/63 and its effects on the railways of Dartmoor. A5 Paperback.

Associated Monuments

MDV118068Parent of: Lake Viaduct (Monument)
MDV107333Related to: Burnford farmstead, Mary Tavy (Monument)
MDV109048Related to: East Coombe Farm, Sourton (Monument)
MDV109018Related to: East Tor Farm, Sourton (Monument)
MDV113179Related to: Farm at Wortha Mill (Building)
MDV113196Related to: Grendon Farm, Mary Tavy (Monument)
MDV107581Related to: Kerslake Farm, Okehampton Hamlets (Monument)
MDV22537Related to: Launceston Branch of the South Devon Railway (Tavistock to Launceston) (Monument)
MDV22579Related to: London and South Western Railway shown on 19th century map (Monument)
MDV27361Related to: Remains of Deserted Settlement in field south of Lydford Primary School (Monument)
MDV120341Related to: Station House, Brentor (Building)
MDV109050Related to: West Coombe Farm, Sourton (Monument)
MDV107509Related to: Wilminstone Farm, Mary Tavy (Monument)
MDV119613Related to: Woodgates Farm, Sourton (Monument)
MDV76946Related to: Youlditch farmstead, Okehampton Hamlets (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV6171 - Archaeological Assessment of Proposed Sewage Treatment Works at Lydford (Ref: 08.31)
  • EDV3474 - Earthwork survey of Okehampton Castle and Park

Date Last Edited:Sep 17 2018 10:31AM