CALSTOCK VIADUCT

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II*
List Entry Number:
1138329
Date first listed:
23-Jan-1968
Statutory Address:
CALSTOCK VIADUCT

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Location

Statutory Address:
CALSTOCK VIADUCT

The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

District:
Cornwall (Unitary Authority)
Parish:
Calstock
County:
Devon
District:
West Devon (District Authority)
Parish:
Bere Ferrers
National Grid Reference:
SX4335668641

Details

CALSTOCK SX 4268-4368 9/64

CALSTOCK

Calstock Viaduct

3.1.68

GV

II*

Railway viaduct over the River Tamar. Completed March 1908; built as part of the Plymouth, Devonport and South West Junction Railway, which had bought the East Cornwall Mineral Railway in 1894. Precast concrete block, manufactured on site in the casting yard on the Devon side of the viaduct. The viaduct has twelve round arches, with rectangular plan tapered piers, in rusticated blocks, with rounded cutwaters. The arches have imposts and voussoirs, plain parapet and coping; stepped corbel between each pair of arches, forming refuges in the parapet.

Built by John Charles Lang, a public works contractor of Liskeard, with engineers W.R. Galbraith and Richard Church, as part of the link line from Bere Alston to the East Cornwall Mineral Railway in Calstock. There are similarities between this viaduct and the viaduct in Poundstock, Cornwall (see Poundstock list). During construction, the blocks and other components were transported across the length of the viaduct by means of Blondins, or aerial ropeways. Until 1934, there was a remarkable vertical hoist, which was used to raise the lower tram wagons between river bank level and the viaduct.

The asset was previously listed twice also at List entry 1105516. That entry was removed from the List on 23 September 2016.

This entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 23 September 2016.

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
60814
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Other
D.L.B. Thomas (verbal information)
Tamar Valley Project

Legal

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

End of official listing

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