Bridge repairs at the Dewerstone

Visitors to the Dewerstone over the past couple of weeks will have noticed the appearance of scaffolding around the old granite tramway bridge. Stonemasons are currently restoring and repairing this 19th century archaeological feature.

The original intention of the bridge, and its associated embankment, was to join the tramway from the granite quarries to the east of the River Meavy with the South Devon Railway to the west. However, it is thought that the link was never completed as the landowner would not give permission for the project (NT Sites and Monuments Record, 2005)!

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