2013

SX9780 : Train crossing the entrance to Cockwood Harbour

taken 12 years ago, near to Cockwood, Devon, England

Train crossing the entrance to Cockwood Harbour
Train crossing the entrance to Cockwood Harbour
Cockwood

Cockwood is a small village on the west side of the Exe Estuary in Devon. Lying between the villages of Dawlish Warren and Starcross, it is separated from the estuary by the main railway line between Exeter and Penzance, and is set around a small tidal harbour which boats must reach via a bridge under the railway line.
Cockwood has two public houses. The Anchor Inn which is on the harbour front and the Ship Inn, nearer the village hall. The Anchor Inn is over 450 years old and was originally opened as a Seamen's Mission. It was a haven for seamen and smugglers.

Great Western Railway (GWR)

The old railway company that built the lines to connect London to Wales and the South West. Isambard Kingdom Brunel (see TQ3080 : Statue of IK Brunel) designed and built much of the route between London and Penzance. LinkExternal link
Between Exeter and Plymouth is the Riviera Line LinkExternal link


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Geographical Context: Railways Docks, Harbours
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SX9780, 341 images   (more nearby 🔍)
Photographer
N Chadwick   (more nearby)
Date Taken
Tuesday, 1 January, 2013   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 13 May, 2013
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SX 9771 8071 [10m precision]
WGS84: 50:37.0260N 3:26.8341W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SX 9761 8067
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East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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