EPW033130 ENGLAND (1930). The town and surrounding countryside, Holsworthy, from the north-west, 1930

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Title [EPW033130] The town and surrounding countryside, Holsworthy, from the north-west, 1930
Reference EPW033130
Date July-1930
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Place name HOLSWORTHY
Parish HOLSWORTHY
District
Country ENGLAND
Easting / Northing 233858, 103831
Longitude / Latitude -4.3584427485525, 50.809609749279
National Grid Reference SS339038

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Class31
Saturday 22nd of December 2012 06:28:45 AM
United Methodist Church

Class31
Saturday 22nd of December 2012 06:26:30 AM
Derriton Viaduct SR

Class31
Saturday 22nd of December 2012 06:24:30 AM
Despite the presence of local stone, the nine arch Derriton Viaduct, just west of Holsworthy, was constructed from precast concrete blocks. This method was also used at Woolston, the next viaduct on the Bude extension from Holsworthy. A similar sized viaduct to the east of Holsworthy was built of local stone. The two decades between 1879, when the railway from Okehampton arrived in Holsworthy and the extension was constructed to Bude clearly saw a change in view about construction materials. These viaducts are some of the earliest examples of concrete work that became a strong feature of the LSWR and later the Southern Railway.



The viaduct crossing the Tamar at Calstock, as seen in image EPW023620, also used precast concrete blocks.

Maurice
Saturday 22nd of December 2012 08:26:52 AM

User Comment Contributions

As noted below Calstock Viaduct was also made of concrete blocks. There is a excellent collection of pictures of the construction of this viaduct, including the preparation of the concrete blocks on the commercial website at http://www.archive-images.co.uk/index.search.php?sid=20250.



I have no connection with the above organisation other than as a possible customer.

Maurice
Saturday 7th of September 2013 07:23:04 AM
Holsworthy Derriton Viaduct on the Bude extension - precast concrete blocks

Maurice
Saturday 22nd of December 2012 11:41:14 AM