Descriptive Gazetteer Entry for LAUNCESTON and SOUTH DEVON RAILWAY

LAUNCESTON and SOUTH DEVON RAILWAY, a railway in Devon and Cornwall; from a junction with the South Devon at Tavistock, northwestward to Launceston. It is on the broad gauge, and is 19 miles long; and the capital for it was £180, 000 in shares, and £60, 000 on loan. It was authorized in 1862, and opened in 1865.


(John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72))

Linked entities:
Feature Description: "a railway"   (ADL Feature Type: "railroad features")
Administrative units: Cornwall AncC       Devon AncC
Place: Launceston

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