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HER Number:MDV22656
Name:Ilfracombe Branch Line

Summary

Part of the route of the Barnstaple to Ilfracombe railway line, which opened in 1874 and closed in 1970. Now a cycle path or track.

Location

Grid Reference:SS 487 378
Map Sheet:SS43NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishBraunton
DistrictNorth Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishBRAUNTON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS43NE/60

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

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

Railway line shown.


Ordnance Survey, 1963, Untitled Source (Cartographic). SDV320771.

Railway line shown.


Thomas, D. St. J., 1981, A Regional History of Railways of Great Britain, 98-100 (Monograph). SDV168.

The Barnstaple and Ilfracombe Railway was opened on 20 July 1874 and closed on 5 October 1970.


Exeter Archaeology, 1997, Velator Industrial Link: Environment Assessment. Volume I: Environmental Statement, 2 (Report - Assessment). SDV341036.

Other details: Section 8.


Exeter Archaeology, 1997, Velator Industrial Link: Environmental Assessment. Volume II: Technical Annexes, 4 (Report - Assessment). SDV338471.

The Ilfracombe branch of the London & South Western Railway was extended from Barnstaple and opened in 1874. The line was closed in 1970 and now serves as a cycle route/footpath. Other details: Section 12.


Ordnance Survey, 2009, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV341569.

'Track' shown.

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. 98-100.
SDV320771Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1963. Ordnance Survey 1:10,560 Map. Map (Paper).
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV338471Report - Assessment: Exeter Archaeology. 1997. Velator Industrial Link: Environmental Assessment. Volume II: Technical Annexes. Exeter Archaeology Report. Photocopy + Digital. 4.
SDV341036Report - Assessment: Exeter Archaeology. 1997. Velator Industrial Link: Environment Assessment. Volume I: Environmental Statement. Exeter Archaeology Report. Photocopy + Digital. 2.
SDV341569Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2009. MasterMap. MasterMap. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV31750Related to: Braunton Railway Station (Monument)
MDV31751Related to: Goods Shed at Braunton Station (Monument)
MDV22657Related to: Ilfracombe Branch Line (Monument)
MDV22658Related to: Ilfracombe Branch Line (Monument)
MDV31647Related to: Signal Box at Stony Bridge (Monument)
MDV31646Related to: Signal Post at Stony Bridge (Monument)
MDV31645Related to: Signal Post near Stony Bridge (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV963 - Velator Industrial Link: Environment Assessment

Date Last Edited:May 29 2009 11:46AM