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Railway Viaduct Immediately East of Littlehempston Bridge

A Grade II Listed Building in Littlehempston, Devon

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Latitude: 50.4526 / 50°27'9"N

Longitude: -3.6726 / 3°40'21"W

OS Eastings: 281356

OS Northings: 62751

OS Grid: SX813627

Mapcode National: GBR QM.RXVQ

Mapcode Global: FRA 376V.M1J

Entry Name: Railway Viaduct Immediately East of Littlehempston Bridge

Listing Date: 21 May 1985

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1108515

English Heritage Legacy ID: 100605

Location: Littlehempston, South Hams, Devon, TQ9

County: Devon

District: South Hams

Civil Parish: Littlehempston

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Littlehempston St John the Baptist

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text


5/57 Railway Viaduct immediately
east of Littlehempston
- Bridge


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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