SS9612 : Tiverton: Grand Western Canal terminus

near to Tiverton, Devon, Great Britain

Tiverton: Grand Western Canal terminus
Tiverton: Grand Western Canal terminus
The original scheme, for which an act of Parliament was obtained in 1796, was for a canal linking Taunton to Topsham. The branch from Burlescombe to Tiverton was opened in 1820 and brought limestone to the town from Canonsleigh quarries. Later Tiverton was linked to Taunton but the section from Holcombe Rogus to Taunton was abandoned in 1865. A series of old limekilns built into the superstructure survive underneath the elevated canal terminus. No less than twenty were in use here and in nearby Limekiln Road in the 1830s
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September 1994   (more nearby)
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