A collection of walks, discoveries, insights and pictures of exploring Dartmoor National Park
August 22, 2023
Yelverton – Then and Now
There are parts of Yelverton which, in spite of losing certain historical features, are as recognisable in the 21st Century as they were in early 20th Century. One particular view which epitomises this is from the roadside just to the east of the modern roundabout looking North West.
This post considers this ‘view’ from 1912, where a siding and the main line of Thomas Tyrwhitt’s Plymouth and Dartmoor Railway was still extant and which were framed in the background by the Devon Tors Hotel, Beechfield Villa and the Methodist Church. The main differences into the 21st Century are the loss of the Plymouth and Dartmoor Railway granite rails and the octagonal tower with spire on the Methodist Church.