Abbotsham Road railway station

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Abbotsham Road
Map BWHA Railway.jpg
The route and site of the station
Location
Place Bideford
Area Torridge
Coordinates 51°01′38″N 4°15′10″W / 51.0273°N 4.2527°W / 51.0273; -4.2527Coordinates: 51°01′38″N 4°15′10″W / 51.0273°N 4.2527°W / 51.0273; -4.2527
Grid reference SS421277
Operations
Original company Bideford, Westward Ho! and Appledore Railway
Platforms 2
History
20 May 1901 Station opens
28 March 1917 Station closes
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
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Abbotsham Road station, looking towards Westward Ho!, circa 1908

Abbotsham Road railway station was a small railway station on the independent Bideford, Westward Ho! and Appledore Railway in the English county of Devon. It lay 2 miles and 50 chains from Bideford Quay.[1]

History[edit]

Previously named Mudcott, the station was in open countryside at the Mudcott Road level crossing. It was known as Mudcott Passing Loop until the passenger platforms were brought into use.[2]

Infrastructure[edit]

It had a passing loop, two wooden platforms and what appears to have been a ticket office come signal box hut. No freight facilities were provided.[3] The signal box was probably connected by phone to the signal boxes at Bideford Yard and The Causeway.[4]

Christie records that the railway company had built a path to allow volunteers from the local militia in Bideford to walk to their nearby rifle range and that this was a "a pretty station in the midst of trees."

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  • R.V.J.Butt, (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Patrick Stephens Ltd.  ISBN 1-85260-508-1
  • P.Christie, (1995). North Devon History. The Lazarus Press.  ISBN 1-898546-08-8
  • Stanley C. Jenkins, (1993). The Bideford, Westward Ho! and Appledore Railway. Oakwood Press.  ISBN 0-85361-452-0.
  • A. Jowett, (2000). Jowett's Nationalised Railway Atlas. Atlantic Publishing.  ISBN 0-906899-99-0
Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Cornborough
Line and station closed
  Bideford, Westward Ho! and Appledore Railway
British Electric Traction
  Kenwith Castle Halt
Line and station closed

Sources[edit]

Bideford, Westward Ho! and Appledore Railway
Appledore
Lovers' Lane Halt
Richmond Road Halt
Northam
Beach Road
Westward Ho!
Cornborough
Abbotsham Road
Kenwith Castle Halt
Causeway
The Lane Halt
Locomotive shed
Strand Road Halt
0,0 Bideford Quay
Bideford
North Devon Railway
  1. ^ Jenkins, Page 62
  2. ^ Jenkins, Page 44
  3. ^ Jenkins, Page 42
  4. ^ Jenkins, Page 91

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