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Report - Wenford Dries, Cornwall, Oct 2010

Discussion in 'Industrial Sites' started by Incognito, Oct 25, 2010.

  1. Incognito

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    Wenford Dries, Cornwall, October 2010

    Visited as part of the cornwall meet, so thanks to Dangerous Dave & DJ Flava for the day out.
    Wiki says: English China Clays Lovering Pochin had six clay dries at Wenford served by a pipe delivering clay slurry from Stannon Moor over four miles distant. Initially there was a loop serving dries 1 and 2, with a line extending back then diverging to give access to dries 3 to 6 which were set back further from the main running line. The first part of the loop and associated access was removed around 1920. Traffic to the dries was coal (inward) and china clay; high quality bagged clay in vans and lower quality in sheeted open wagons called clay hoods. After the closure of Wenfordbridge in 1971 the line ended just beyond the clay dries, 11 miles and 71 chains from Wadebridge. The line closed completely on 3 October 1983.
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