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HER Number:MDV27659
Name:Cannington Viaduct


Disused railway viaduct, built circa 1900, of massed concrete. Ten elliptical arches on tall, slightly battered ractangular piers.


Grid Reference:SY 316 924
Map Sheet:SY39SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishUplyme
DistrictEast Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishUPLYME

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SY39SW/52
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II): 88257

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • VIADUCT (XIX - 1900 AD to 1900 AD (Throughout))

Full description

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

'Cannington Viaduct' shown.

Ordnance Survey, 2014, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV355681.

English Heritage, 2014, National Heritage List for England (National Heritage List for England). SDV355683.

Disused railway viaduct. Circa 1900. Built of massed concrete. Ten elliptical arches on tall, slightly battered ractangular piers with projecting blocks at impost level. Concrete parapet with recessed panels and breaks over the piers. the westernmost arch has exposed brick. The third arch from the west end has been reinforced by an infilling of brick which itself is arched. This is said to have been carried out at the time of construction. The Axminster and Lyme Regis Light Railway was authorised in 1899, built from 1900 and opened in 1903.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV325644Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1904 - 1906. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV355681Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2014. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #85841 ]
SDV355683National Heritage List for England: English Heritage. 2014. National Heritage List for England. Historic Houses Register. Website.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Apr 9 2014 11:04AM