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HER Number:MDV434
Name:RAILWAY STATION in the Parish of Great Torrington


Torrington station. Remains of narrow gauge railway built to connect with the clayworks at peters marland and petrockstow (cook).


Grid Reference:SS 480 197
Map Sheet:SS41NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishGreat Torrington
Ecclesiastical ParishGREAT TORRINGTON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS41NE/8

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • RAILWAY STATION (XVIII to XXI - 1751 AD to 2009 AD (Between))

Full description

COOK, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV138782.

Torrington station. Remains of narrow gauge railway built to connect with the clayworks at peters marland and petrockstow (cook).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV18390.

Cook, r. M. L. /tda/103(1971)250-251/second report of the industrial archaeology section.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV18391.

Des=slide/(29/11/1982)/in smr.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV18392.

Messenger, m. J. /north devon clay/(1982).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV18393.

Timms, s. /as above/(24/6/1983).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV18394.

Thomas, d. St. J. /a regional history of railways of great britain/1(1981)97-98.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV18395.

Des=photo/()/in nbr.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV18396.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV18397.

Des=ea/archaeological assessment of sww rothernbridge to brynsworthy water main: stage 1 (rothernbridge to gammaton moor/(1999)5/(ea report 99.90).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV18398.

Des=bissett, a. J. /north devon heritage jnl/no 3(1991)21/a mid-victorian street/in smr.

THOMAS, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV399.

The terminus of the north devon railway opened 18/7/1872 (thomas).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV3991.

Great torrington station was already extant when the marland-torrington narrow gauge railway (ss51sw/40) was started. The railway from bideford was closed and the station house ceased to be occupied in 1982 (timms).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV79.

Passenger traffic ceased in 1965 but freight traffic continued into the 1980s. Ici fertilisers built a warehouse on the site of the goods yard. Following complete closure the track was lifted and now forms part of the recreational tarka rail. The station was auctioned and opened in 1984 as the puffing billy restaurant (ea).

Sources / Further Reading

SDV138782Migrated Record: COOK.
SDV18390Migrated Record:
SDV18391Migrated Record:
SDV18392Migrated Record:
SDV18393Migrated Record:
SDV18394Migrated Record:
SDV18395Migrated Record:
SDV18396Migrated Record:
SDV18397Migrated Record:
SDV18398Migrated Record:
SDV399Migrated Record: THOMAS.
SDV3991Migrated Record:
SDV79Migrated Record:

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Sep 30 2015 5:07PM