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Of South Devon Railway & GWR Interest

Auction Lot SC31/813

Of South Devon Railway & GWR Interest A Victorian ledger of the leases and land agreements for the construction and maintenance of '..a railway line from Exeter to Plymouth', 1864 and the extended South West rail network, titled 'No.1' to front board, containing manuscript details of land agreements, leases and plans of the construction of sections of the railway with an alphabetical list to end papers of companies and private individuals entered into contract, including the Admiralty, Helston Railway Company, Dartmouth & Torquay Railway Company, the Prince of Wales, Lord Falmouth, the Earl of Morley, Lady Carew and others (some entries extracts from originals, storage damage and binding loose) together with a collection of 19th century and later indentures relating to land agreements and leases for the maintenance and extension of the South West rail network.
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Of South Devon Railway & GWR Interest (SC31/813) offered in our One Day Maritime, Sporting and Collectors Auction starting on 12th August 2020 at our salerooms in Exeter, Devon.

Lot Description

Of South Devon Railway & GWR Interest A Victorian ledger of the leases and land agreements for the construction and maintenance of '..a railway line from Exeter to Plymouth', 1864 and the extended South West rail network, titled 'No.1' to front board, containing manuscript details of land agreements, leases and plans of the construction of sections of the railway with an alphabetical list to end papers of companies and private individuals entered into contract, including the Admiralty, Helston Railway Company, Dartmouth & Torquay Railway Company, the Prince of Wales, Lord Falmouth, the Earl of Morley, Lady Carew and others (some entries extracts from originals, storage damage and binding loose) together with a collection of 19th century and later indentures relating to land agreements and leases for the maintenance and extension of the South West rail network.

Notes

- Proposals for a railway between Exeter and Plymouth were considered as early as 1826.in 1844 the South Devon Railway Act was passed by Parliament and construction began on the first sections of the railway to Newton (Newton Abbot) Isambard Kingdom Brunel had originally thought of the whole line being an atmospheric system rather than regular steam, but this plan was dropped in 1848 due to the complexities of the system and the terrain. The South Devon railway company and its affiliates also constructed the networks to Brixham, Torquay & Kingswear, Dartmouth & Plymouth, Cornwall, Tavistock and Launceston, Buckfastleigh and Moretonhampstead.

Estimate

£1,000 - £2,000

Department

Collectables and Toys

Fine Art Category

Full Size Railways

Sale Information

SC31: Maritime, Sporting and Collectors Sale
Wednesday, 12th August 2020
Okehampton Street, Exeter

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Important Notes

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