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HER Number:MDV901
Name:Railway Bridge over the River Taw


Former railway bridge over the River Taw, now part of a footpath and cycle route.


Grid Reference:SS 559 319
Map Sheet:SS53SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishBarnstaple
DistrictNorth Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishBISHOP'S TAWTON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS53SE/11

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • BRIDGE (XIX to XXI - 1801 AD to 2009 AD (Between))

Full description

Bone, M., 1973, Barnstaple's Industrial Archaeology, 30 (Monograph). SDV78228.

The ironwork for the bridge was supplied by E. Finch and Company Ltd of Chepstow but the pilasters were cast by the Barnstaple Foundry who also rivetted the bridge. It was constructed in 1887.

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 LSWR was completed on 1st June 1887.

Collings, A. G., 2002, Archaeological Assessment of Proposed Tarka Tennis Centre, Seven Brethren Bank, Barnstaple (Report - Assessment). SDV336154.

The railway line that connected the Great Western Railway Station at Victoria Road with the London and South Western Railway Station at Barnstaple Junction cross the River Taw on a bridge reached on an embankment. The bridge survived the closure of the line in 1970 and now carries a footpath and cycle route.

Ordnance Survey, 2012, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV348725.

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.
SDV336154Report - Assessment: Collings, A. G.. 2002. Archaeological Assessment of Proposed Tarka Tennis Centre, Seven Brethren Bank, Barnstaple. Exeter Archaeology Report. 02.04. A4 Stapled + Digital.
SDV348725Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2012. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital).
SDV78228Monograph: Bone, M.. 1973. Barnstaple's Industrial Archaeology. Barnstaple's Industrial Archaeology. A5 Paperback. 30.

Associated Monuments

MDV900Related to: Barnstaple Loop Line (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Nov 10 2020 9:22AM