SX9688 : Level crossing, Topsham

taken 9 years ago, near to Topsham, Devon, Great Britain

Level crossing, Topsham
Level crossing, Topsham
Avocet Line

The Avocet Line is the railway line in Devon connecting Exeter with Exmouth Link . It was originally built by the London and South Western Railway. The line follows the Exe Estuary for most of its route, giving views of the estuary. The line is named after the Pied Avocet, which live in the estuary. Opened in 1861.

Topsham Station

Topsham Station opened in 1861 and is located on the Avocet Line. The station is a passing place on the single track line.
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The station buildings are Grade II listed. LinkExternal link

Topsham

Topsham is a large village / small town on the Exe Estuary just south of Exeter. The town has a long history, it was a Celtic settlement, then the Roman port for Exeter. It was an important Saxon settlement and the church dates from the 10th century. It remained a port until the 19th century. The town has a variety of interesting architectural styles and numerous Listed buildings. LinkExternal link
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Date Taken
Monday, 31 December, 2012   (more nearby)
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Sunday, 2 June, 2013
Geographical Context
Railways 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SX 9664 8841 [10m precision]
WGS84: 50:41.1680N 3:27.8703W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SX 9665 8838
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North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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