The Haytor Granite Tramway and Stover Canal
- The Haytor Granite Tramway and Stover Canal
- by M.C.Ewans
- This is a book for both transport enthusiasts and industrial archaeologists. Many local people and visitors to Dartmoor not usually interested in industrial remains are also likely to fascinated by this remarkable story, and will want to follow the book's itineraries
- The Haytor Granite Tramway had two main distinctions: it was Devon's firts railway, opened as early as 1820, and it was built on granite, the building material it carried. Because of the permanence of granite, much of the track, including siding and a complete loop line, is still in situ and has now been declared an Historic Monument. The railway runs through some of South Devon's finest scenery.
- At Teigngrace the railway connected with the older Stover Canal. There was also a Hackney Canal, and the traffic of both canals went down the Teign navigation to Teignmouth where large quantites of potter's clay were once poled from barges on to sea-going vessels. The author deals in detail with all these navigations as well as the tramway and quarries. It is indeed a model work on of England's most individualistic enterprises
- 72 pages, 1977 3rd impression, Case bound, 5¾" x 8¾"
- ISBN-10 0715340204
- ISBN-13 9780715340202
- Pre-Owned, very good, light spine fade
£14.00 Order or Enquire via email
- David & Charles Publications