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HER Number:MDV8967
Name:RAILWAY in the Parish of Bovey Tracey


Moretonhampstead Branch of the South Devon Railway opened in 1866 & closed in 1959. The line overlies the old Haytor Granite Tramway & was used as a footpath in 1984


Grid Reference:SX 822 769
Map Sheet:SX87NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishBovey Tracey
Ecclesiastical ParishBOVEY TRACEY

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX87NW/37

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Adams, E. A., 1946, The Old Heytor Granite Railway, 155 (Article in Serial). SDV341504.

The permanent way overlies the old Haytor Granite Tramway from granite sidings, near Bovey Pottery, to Ventiford Wharf, at Teigngrace.

Minchinton, W. E., 1973, Industrial Archaeology in Devon, 8 (Monograph). SDV7016.

The Moretonhampstead Line was 19.3km long. This line, a branch of the Great Western Railway, has ceased operation.

Thomas, D. St. J., 1981, A Regional History of Railways of Great Britain, 86-8 (Monograph). SDV168.

Moretonhampstead and South Devon Railway. Opened 4/7/1866.

National Trust, 1984, Parke (Report - Survey). SDV287876.

This railway line remained in use until 1959. The track is now used as a footpath.

Harris, H., 1994, The Haytor Granite Tramway and Stover Canal (Monograph). SDV341541.

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. 86-8.
SDV287876Report - Survey: National Trust. 1984. Parke. National Trust Archaeological Survey Report. A4 Stapled + Digital.
SDV341504Article in Serial: Adams, E. A.. 1946. The Old Heytor Granite Railway. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 78. A5 Hardback. 155.
SDV341541Monograph: Harris, H.. 1994. The Haytor Granite Tramway and Stover Canal. The Haytor Granite Tramway and Stover Canal. A5 Paperback.
SDV7016Monograph: Minchinton, W. E.. 1973. Industrial Archaeology in Devon. Industrial Archaeology in Devon. Paperback Volume. 8.

Associated Monuments

MDV19593Related to: Haytor Granite Tramway (Monument)
MDV8068Related to: Haytor Granite Tramway, Haytor to Stover Canal (Monument)
MDV52176Related to: MILEPOST in the Parish of Teigngrace (Monument)
MDV9120Related to: Moretonhampstead Branch Line Railway from Newton Abbot to Heathfield (Monument)
MDV56667Related to: RAILWAY SIDING in the Parish of Bovey Tracey (Monument)
MDV8969Related to: Teign Valley Branch Railway (Monument)
MDV56666Related to: The Haytor Granite Tramway (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Oct 14 2016 3:55PM