Lee Moor Tramway Bridge
Heritage Category: Scheduled Monument
List Entry Number: 1002637
Date first listed: 01-Jan-1900
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The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.
District: City of Plymouth (Unitary Authority)
Parish: Non Civil Parish
National Grid Reference: SX5199756835
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.
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.
The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.
Legacy System number: PY 924
Legacy System: RSM - OCN
PastScape Monument No:-438447
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 Digital, Culture, Media and Sport.
End of official listing