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Description: Railway Viaduct Immediately East of Littlehempston Bridge
Date Listed: 21 May 1985
English Heritage Building ID: 100605
OS Grid Reference: SX8135662751
OS Grid Coordinates: 281356, 62751
Latitude/Longitude: 50.4526, -3.6726
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SX 86 SW LITTLEHEMPSTON
5/57 Railway Viaduct immediately
east of Littlehempston
Railway viaduct over River Hems. Circa 1847. Stone rubble. Three spans with
elliptical pink sandstone arches on slight skew. Sandstone stringcourse above
and parapet with plain stone coping. C20 iron girder bridge on stone piers
alongside to east is not included. The South Devon Railway was authorised in
1844. This section from Newton Abbot to Totnes was opened in 1847 and pipes
were laid for atmospheric trains which were never used. The Great Western
Railway took over in 1876 and the South Devon Company was dissolved in 1878.
The broad gauge was replaced in 1892.
Listing NGR: SX8135662751
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Source: English Heritage
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