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Railway Bridge of the Liskeard and Caradon Railway, at Sx 264 696

A Grade II Listed Building in St. Cleer, Cornwall

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.5011 / 50°30'3"N

Longitude: -4.4488 / 4°26'55"W

OS Eastings: 226436

OS Northings: 69675

OS Grid: SX264696

Mapcode National: GBR NG.KWMG

Mapcode Global: FRA 17KQ.YFB

Entry Name: Railway Bridge of the Liskeard and Caradon Railway, at Sx 264 696

Listing Date: 5 November 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1310953

English Heritage Legacy ID: 62227

Location: St. Cleer, Cornwall, PL14

County: Cornwall

Civil Parish: St. Cleer

Traditional County: Cornwall

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall

Church of England Parish: St Cleer

Church of England Diocese: Truro

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Listing Text

ST CLEER SOUTH CARADON MINE
SX 26 NE
11/89 Railway bridge of the Liskeard and
- Caradon Railway, at SX 264 696
II
Railway bridge. Between 1843 and 1846. Granite rubble with granite dressings. Tall
round arch with rusticated voussoirs, parapet walls with coping. Flanking walls
slightly splayed and ramped down at each side of the arch front and rear.
The Act for the Liskeard and Caradon Railway was passed in 1843, to carry coal and
ore for the South Caradon Mine, which struck copper in 1837. The line was built to
standard gauge, eight and a quarter miles long, and had a ruling gradient of 1 in 60,
with the intention of gravity working in the downward direction. The line was first
worked by horses, but by 1862 the output and requirements had grown to such an extent
that the Liskeard and Caradon Railway Company decided to re-lay the line and
introduce locomotive haulage. By this time the railway extended direct to the copper
shipping wharves at Looe.
Sources: Barton, D.B.: A Historical Survey of the Mines and Mineral Railways of East
Cornwall and South Devon 1964.


Listing NGR: SX2643669675

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