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CALSTOCK VIADUCT

List Entry Summary

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

Name: CALSTOCK VIADUCT

List entry Number: 1138329

Location

CALSTOCK VIADUCT

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

County:

District: Cornwall

District Type: Unitary Authority

Parish: Calstock

County: Devon

District: West Devon

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Bere Ferrers

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 23-Jan-1968

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

Legacy System Information

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 60814

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List entry Description

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Reasons for Designation

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History

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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.

Selected Sources

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

National Grid Reference: SX4335668641

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