Record Details

NHER Number:18619
Type of record:Monument
Name:Route of Feltwell and Southery Farming Company Railway

Summary

This railway ran from a junction with the Wissington Railway's Common Dyke branch and was built to serve a 'large farming estate in the area'. It was in use between 1928 and 1957.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TL 67817 95191
Map Sheet:TL69NE
Parish:FELTWELL, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK
METHWOLD, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

Around 1927. Feltwell and Southery Farming Company Railway.
Railway established from a junction with the Wissington Railway's Common Dyke branch, to serve a 'large farming estate in the area'. Exact limits not known. Despite its name it was mostly in Methwold, but may just have reached into Feltwell.
Information from (S1).

[1] says that the line that is marked on (S2) wrongly shows it as continuous with Wissington Railway. It began south of Severals House (see (S3) in file) and ran into Big Allotment, so it was entirely within Methwold. In use 1928 to 1957. Motive power was a Fordson tractor encased in a wagon.
E. Rose (NAU), 9 February 1983.

Monument Types

  • RAILWAY (Modern to Cold War - 1928 AD to 1957 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Secondary File: Secondary file.
<S1>Publication: Paye, P.. 1982. The Stoke Ferry Branch. 124.
<S2>Map: Ordnance Survey, First Edition, 6 Inch. 1879-1886. Ordnance Survey 1st Edition 6 inch map..
<S3>Illustration: Unknown. Sketch plan of finds site.. Film.

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