SX7878 : Bovey Tracey: Haytor Tramway in Yarner Woods

taken 18 years ago, near to Haytor Vale, Devon, Great Britain

Bovey Tracey: Haytor Tramway in Yarner Woods
Bovey Tracey: Haytor Tramway in Yarner Woods
Haytor Quarries on Dartmoor were opened circa 1820 and a means of transporting the granite to New Quay, Teignmouth whence it was shipped to the metropolis and used in the construction of London Bridge, now in Arizona had to be devised. An 8.5 mile tramway was constructed from granite blocks quarried at Haytor, linking the quarries with the Stover Canal at Teigngrace. Barges then conveyed the cut granite to waiting vessels at Teignmouth. The tramway gauge was about four foot and the trucks, each carrying up to 3 tons, were horse drawn.
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March 2000   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 23 August, 2005
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Industrial heritage > Industrial heritage   (more nearby)
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