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HER Number:MDV56929
Name:Newcomen Road, Dartmouth

Summary

Newcomen Road in Dartmouth was constructed in the 1860s, to allow carriage access to the south of the town. Half the proposed route was completed by 1868 when its continuation was abandoned.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 878 511
Map Sheet:SX85SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishDartmouth
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishST.SAVIOURS

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX85SE/345

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • ROAD (XIX - 1801 AD to 1900 AD (Between))

Full description

Ordnance Survey, 1855-1895, First Edition 1:500 Town Map (Cartographic). SDV338879.

Map object based on this source.


Smart, I. H., 1995, The Newcomen Road (Pamphlet). SDV341366.

Newcomen Road in Dartmouth resulted from the redesign of the town in 1861 by William Bell. Properties on the proposed route were bought up by Dartmouth Corporation between 1865 and 1879. Half the proposed route was completed by 1868 when its continuation was abandoned. It consists of a carriageway on a viaduct of masonry arches.


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

Map object based on this source.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV338879Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1855-1895. First Edition 1:500 Town Map. First Edition 1:500 Town Map. Map (Digital).
SDV341366Pamphlet: Smart, I. H.. 1995. The Newcomen Road. Dartmouth History Research Group Papers. 15. A5 Paperback.
SDV350786Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2013. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV56931Related to: Almshouses Along the Narrow Steps (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Apr 8 2013 2:15PM