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HER Number:MDV900
Name:Barnstaple Loop Line

Summary

A loop line was constructed from the Devon and Somerset Railway line to the main line below Barnstaple Junction in 1887 to allow trains to run on to Ilfracombe. The line is now a cycle track.

Location

Grid Reference:SS 567 321
Map Sheet:SS53SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishBarnstaple
Civil ParishTawstock
DistrictNorth Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishBARNSTAPLE
Ecclesiastical ParishTAWSTOCK

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS53SE/12

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

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

Railway shown on 1880s-1890s 25 inch Ordnance Survey map.

Bone, M., 1973, Barnstaple's Industrial Archaeology (Monograph). SDV78228.

A loop line was constructed from Victoria Road to the London and South Western Railway line below Barnstaple Junction to allow trains to run on to Ilfracombe.

Thomas, D. St. J., 1981, A Regional History of Railways of Great Britain, 46 (Monograph). SDV168.

The spur from the Devon and Somerset Railway to the London and South Western Railway at Barnstaple Junction was opened 1st June 1887.

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

Now a cycle track.

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. 46.
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #109116 ]
SDV350786Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2013. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital.
SDV78228Monograph: Bone, M.. 1973. Barnstaple's Industrial Archaeology. Barnstaple's Industrial Archaeology. A5 Paperback.

Associated Monuments

MDV32862Related to: Aqueduct over Barnstaple Loop Line (Monument)
MDV32860Related to: Milepost on Barnstaple Loop Line (Monument)
MDV823Related to: North Devon Railway (Fremington to Barnstaple) (Monument)
MDV901Related to: Railway Bridge over the River Taw (Monument)
MDV902Related to: RAILWAY in the Parish of Landkey (Monument)
MDV32800Related to: Signal Box on the Barnstaple Loop Line. (Building)
MDV32799Related to: Signal Post on Barnstaple Loop Line (Monument)
MDV32861Related to: Signal Post on Barnstaple Loop Line (Monument)
MDV32798Related to: Signal Post on Barnstaple Loop Line, Newport (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Nov 10 2020 8:17AM