EAW020275 ENGLAND (1948). The harbour and town, Looe, from the south-east, 1948

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Details

Title [EAW020275] The harbour and town, Looe, from the south-east, 1948
Reference EAW020275
Date 26-October-1948
Link
Place name LOOE
Parish LOOE
District
Country ENGLAND
Easting / Northing 225633, 52871
Longitude / Latitude -4.4511888635775, 50.34928552334
National Grid Reference SX256529

Pins

Approximate location of the planned new Great Western Railway station for Looe, to be constructed as the terminus of a line from a junction with the main lne at Trerulefoot, involving major earthworks (including viaducts and tunnels) via a halt at Seaton. The line was to be constructed using Government Loan Guarantee funding, with the relevant enabling Act of Parliament receiving the Royal Assent in 1936. Exploratory boring was carried out for a new tunnel over 2000 yards long near Seaton, and the approach cutting for the latter was commenced. The onset of WW2 resulted in a suspension of works, but land purchased by the GWR for the line remained in railway ownership by BR until the mid1950s. The GWR established a subsidiary development company to create a new hotel and golf resort associated with the new line: contrary to some accounts, the hotel was never constructed but the golf course was commenced and survives as a field name today. The pin location will be updated when further research is completed.

Alec K
Sunday 12th of January 2020 04:26:10 PM
L and LR sidings on Buller Quay: mineral ores and granite from the Caradon Mining district were stacked here for shipping

Alec K
Wednesday 11th of December 2019 02:43:11 PM
WWII Battery Engine House (S0008146)

cptpies
Monday 30th of March 2015 02:17:21 PM
WWII Coast Artillery Gun Emplacements (S0008144)

cptpies
Monday 30th of March 2015 02:16:47 PM
WWII Coast Artillery Searchlight (S0008147)

cptpies
Monday 30th of March 2015 02:16:01 PM
WWII Coast Artillery Searchlight (S0008145)

cptpies
Monday 30th of March 2015 02:15:19 PM
Liskeard-Looe branch line, still open.

clippedwings
Sunday 20th of April 2014 12:02:07 PM

User Comment Contributions

Nice view of the East Looe Coast Artillery Battery.

cptpies
Monday 30th of March 2015 02:20:03 PM
Looe Railway Station, 14/01/2008

Class31
Monday 22nd of December 2014 03:50:19 PM
East Looe, 14/01/2008

Class31
Monday 22nd of December 2014 03:46:44 PM
The Beach 14/01/2008

Class31
Wednesday 29th of January 2014 05:30:23 PM
End of The Pier 14/01/2008

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Wednesday 29th of January 2014 05:27:34 PM