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Lee Moor Tramway Bridge

A Scheduled Monument in Moor View, Plymouth

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Latitude: 50.3927 / 50°23'33"N

Longitude: -4.0835 / 4°5'0"W

OS Eastings: 251995.400562

OS Northings: 56834.859421

OS Grid: SX519568

Mapcode National: GBR NZ.SLXT

Mapcode Global: FRA 28B0.8YF

Entry Name: Lee Moor Tramway Bridge

Scheduled Date: 1 January 1900

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1002637

English Heritage Legacy ID: PY 924

County: Plymouth

Electoral Ward/Division: Moor View

Built-Up Area: Plymouth

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon


A 19th century tramway bridge adjacent to Weighbridge Cottage.

Source: Historic England


This record was the subject of a minor enhancement on 15 October 2015. This record has been generated from an "old county number" (OCN) scheduling record. These are monuments that were not reviewed under the Monuments Protection Programme and are some of our oldest designation records.

This monument includes a 19th century tramway bridge which crosses the River Plym and formed part of the Marsh Mills tramway. The bridge survives as an iron girder bridge with two arches and a single central support carrying a timber roadway with rails and a railing parapet. The tramway was opened in 1830 and operated until 1900.

Source: Historic England

Reasons for Scheduling

This tramway bridge originally formed part of an industrial tramway system across Lee Moor. It was connected with a nearby keeper’s cottage, also known as the Weighbridge Cottage. The bridge was constructed from cast iron and timber, one of the newest innovations to the industrialisation of the transport network of the Industrial Revolution which enabled the redistribution of raw materials and finished products on a massive scale.

Source: Historic England


PastScape Monument No:-438447

Source: Historic England

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