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Lee Moor Tramway Bridge

List Entry Summary

This monument is scheduled under the Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Areas Act 1979 as amended as it appears to the Secretary of State to be of national importance. This entry is a copy, the original is held by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport.

Name: Lee Moor Tramway Bridge

List entry Number: 1002637

Location

The monument may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County:

District: City of Plymouth

District Type: Unitary Authority

Parish: Non Civil Parish

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: Not applicable to this List entry.

Date first scheduled: 01-Jan-1900

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

Legacy System Information

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System: RSM - OCN

UID: PY 924

Asset Groupings

This list entry does not comprise part of an Asset Grouping. Asset Groupings are not part of the official record but are added later for information.

List entry Description

Summary of Monument

A 19th century tramway bridge adjacent to Weighbridge Cottage.

Reasons for Designation

This tramway bridge originally formed part of an industrial tramway system across Lee Moor. It was connected with a nearby keeper’s cottage, also known as the Weighbridge Cottage. The bridge was constructed from cast iron and timber, one of the newest innovations to the industrialisation of the transport network of the Industrial Revolution which enabled the redistribution of raw materials and finished products on a massive scale.

History

See Details.

Details

This record was the subject of a minor enhancement on 15 October 2015. This record has been generated from an "old county number" (OCN) scheduling record. These are monuments that were not reviewed under the Monuments Protection Programme and are some of our oldest designation records.

This monument includes a 19th century tramway bridge which crosses the River Plym and formed part of the Marsh Mills tramway. The bridge survives as an iron girder bridge with two arches and a single central support carrying a timber roadway with rails and a railing parapet. The tramway was opened in 1830 and operated until 1900.

Selected Sources

Other
PastScape Monument No:-438447

National Grid Reference: SX5199756835

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End of official listing