MSO10513 - Railway Bridge, Pit Lane (Building)

Summary

Underbridge 10 carries the West Somerset Mineral Railway line over Pit Lane. It may be one of the smallest railway bridges still extant.

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Full Description

Mineral railway bridge over road. 1857. Red sandstone, squared and coursed. Round arched opening, rusticated surround. Probably one of the smallest railway bridges extant, about a 2.5 metre clearance. Parapet obscured by ivy at time of survey (November 1983). The second stretch of the West Somerset Mineral Railway linking Comberow at the base of the mineral railway incline (qv) with the coast was opened 1857. The double track railway also carried passengers but only ran when the mines were operational. Mining ceased 1883 and after a brief revival in 1907-10 the stock was sold off in 1924. (Sellick, The West Somerset Mineral Railway, 1970). [1] English Heritage Listed Building Number: 264813. First Listed on 21/12/1984. [2] Stone, Squared rubble, coursed walls. [3] Underbridge 10 (Pit Lane). [4] The building was visited in June 2013 as part of the rapid condition survey of Exmoor's Listed Buildings 2012-13. It received a BAR score of 4A. [8]

Sources/Archives (8)

  • <1> Index: 21/12/1984. Thirty-first List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest. Distict of West Somerset (Somerset).
  • <2> Unassigned: Webster CJ, Historic Environment Record. 2005. Staff Comments, Somerset County Council.
  • <3> Unpublished document: Somerset County Council. Various. Somerset HER parish files - Exmoor records.
  • <4> Report: The Hartley Conservation Partnership + David Sekers Consulting Partnership. 2004. West Somerset Mineral Railway Conservation Plan. 46.
  • <5> Report: Croft, R.A.. 1992. The West Somerset Mineral Railway Research Design. 3.
  • <6> Report: Jones, M.H.. 1993. West Somerset Mineral Railway Research Design Summary Report.
  • <7> Report: Jones, M.H.. 1995. Report on Proposed Low-Key Visitor Access to Industrial Sites on the Brendon Hills. 8.
  • <8> Report: Lawrence, G.. 2014. Exmoor National Park: Rapid condition survey of listed buildings 2012-13.

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Location

Grid reference Centred ST 0378 3627 (15m by 8m)
Map sheet ST03NW
Civil Parish OLD CLEEVE, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

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Other Statuses/References

  • 2012-3 Building At Risk Score (4A): 375/4/55
  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MEM15297
  • National Park: Exmoor National Park
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 30753

Record last edited

May 27 2014 3:09PM

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