SX7877 : Haytor granite tramway

taken 6 years ago, near to Haytor Vale, Devon, Great Britain

Haytor granite tramway
Haytor granite tramway
This is part of the Haytor tramway, that took granite from quarries around Haytor to the Stover Canal and River Teign from 1820 to 1858. The rails themselves were granite, cut with outer flanged edges. We can see the left hand running rail, the right hand one would have been somewhere in the bracken. The gauge was 4'3". The route is now used by the Templer Way, commemorating the Templer family, who managed the quarries and supervised the construction of the tramway.
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Date Taken
Friday, 31 August, 2012   (more nearby)
Wednesday, 10 October, 2012
Geographical Context
Paths  Railways 
Long Distance Path (from Tags)
Templer Way 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SX 7817 7759 [10m precision]
WGS84: 50:35.1178N 3:43.3372W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SX 7817 7759
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South-southeast (about 157 degrees)
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