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Haytor granite tramway and Stover canal

M. C. Ewans

Haytor granite tramway and Stover canal

by M. C. Ewans

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Published by David and Charles .
Written in English


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Statementby M.C. Ewans.
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  Purpose and Operation. In order to transport the Haytor granite stone towards South West Britain this tram line was built in year that runs roughly hundred feet vertically and about ten miles horizontally where it meets to the Stover Canal basin. James Templer built the Stover Canal around He wanted to export Devon clay. His son George Templer continued this tradition by building the Haytor Granite Tramway to the canal to carry granite for London's famous landmarks, London Bridge, the British Museum and the National Gallery. Haytor. The Templer Way starts at Haytor. Climb to the.

Dartmoor Granite, Tor Formation and the Haytor Granite Tramway Stone from these had been used to build Stover House, Teigngrace Church and much of Haytor Village. It then runs 3 miles further to the canal wharf at Ventiford where stone was offloaded to barges and carried 4 miles down the canal, which had been built by the Templer family. A stone built tramway connected to Haytor and Holwell Tor quarries known as Haytor Granite Tramway. Reasons for Designation Dartmoor is the largest expanse of open moorland in southern Britain and, because of exceptional conditions of preservation, it is also one of the most complete examples of an upland relict landscape in the whole country.

Dartmoor is known for its tors – hills topped with outcrops of bedrock, which in granite country such as this are usually rounded boulder-like formations. More than of the hills of Dartmoor have the word tor in their name but quite a number do not. However, this does not appear to relate to whether or not there is an outcrop of rock on their nates: 50°34′N 4°0′W / °N . Hey Tor Granite Tramway Heytor Down quarries were the source of the granite from which London Bridge and part of the British Museum was built in the 19th century. The granite was transported via an innovative granite tramway that led down from the moor to Stover and thence to Teignmouth Docks.


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James' son, George Templer built the Haytor Granite Tramway to connect his granite quarries at Haytor Rocks to the canal basin at Ventiford. It opened on 16 Septemberand for the next 40 years, the traffic in granite supplemented the ball clay trade.

The canal was sold in by George Templer, along with the Stover estate and the quarries and tramway, to Edward Haytor granite tramway and Stover canal book Maur, 11th Duke of Date of first use: Around the s, George Templer, the son of James Templer, ran into some financial troubles and saw no other way out of the crisis but to sell Haytor Granite Tramway complete with the Stover Canal.

The new owner of this property was Edward St Maur, the 11th Duke of Somerset. The Haytor Granite Tramway had two main distinctions: it was Devon's first railway, opened as early asand it was built on granite, the building material it mainly 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. Buy The Haytor Granite Tramway and Stover Canal: A Guide to Retracing the Route of Dartmoor's Granite from Quarry to Sea Reprint by Harris, Helen, Thurlow, George (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store.

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Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders/5(2). To the north of Haytor Rocks, on the eastern edge of Dartmoor in the English county of Devon, are the disused remains of an old granite quarry and a granite tramway built to move stones from the quarry down to the Stover Canal, from where it was shipped to different parts of England.

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However, it was not until the early 19th century that Dartmoor granite was quarried and became a commercial product, going further afield than Dartmoor On the eastern side of Dartmoor are the Haytor Quarries. Here granite was quarried then transported on a unique granite tramway to the Stover canal near Bovey Tracey and thence to Teignmouth.

Haytor Granite Tramway, Torquay. 45 likes were here. The Haytor Granite Tramway was a tramway built to convey granite from Haytor Down, Dartmoor, /5().

Having looked at the Haytor Quarries it will now be time to move further on up the tramway to Holwell Quarry. Due to the length of this page this next leg can be found by clicking the picture below.

* Ewans, M. The Haytor Granite Tramway and Stover Canal. Newton Abbot: David & Charles. * Harris, H. The Haytor Granite Tramway and. The Templer Way, Stover Canal, Haytor Granite Tramway, Haytor Quarry, Haytor Quarries, hay tor, stover house, stover country park, dartmoor, stover house The Haytor Quarries and Granite Tramway, Templer Way This site is best viewed with & a screen resolution of x pixels and a version 4+ Browser.

A book by Derek Beavis called 'The Templer Way' is a useful guide to anyone wishing to follow the route. It is published by Obelisk Publications (2, Church Hill, Pinhoe, Exeter, Devon). Helen Harris', The Haytor Granite Tramway & Stover Canal is also very informative.

The information boards that have been erected along the walk though are superb. Templer Way - Visit Dartmoor Templer Way - Devon County Council Brochure Templer Way - GPS Walking Route The Templer Way is an 18 mile long heritage trail that follows, as closely as possible, the route of the Granite Tramway, Canal and the River Teign from the Haytor Quarries high on Dartmoor to the docks at Teignmouth.

Haytor Granite Tramway and Stover Canal Delivery & returns This item will be dispatched to UK addresses via second class post within 2 working days of receipt of your order. The route of the old tramway is now a recognised walk called the ‘Templer Way’ and both the walk and the history of the tramway can be found on an excellent website called ‘The Templer Way’.

Bibliography, Ewans, M. The Haytor Granite Tramway and Stover Canal, David & Charles, Newton Abbot. The tramway was built in to take granite from the quarry's at Haytor on Dartmoor, down to the canal at Stover, some 10 miles away.

The construction of the tramway was itself a massive feat of engineering. Horse drawn carts laden with granite would be pulled along, and the granite tracks would guide the cart wheels in the right direction.

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Free delivery for many products!The Haytor Granite Tramway was a tramway built to help move granite from Haytor Down,to the Stover Canal. This is an unusual track in that granite was used as the track,shaped to guide the wheels of horse-drawn wagons.

The tramway was built inwith the granite in .The Haytor Granite Tramway and Stover Canal: A Guide to Retracing the Route of Dartmoor's Granite from Quarry to Sea by Harris, Helen and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at