Henstridge railway station

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Henstridge
Location
Place Henstridge
Area South Somerset
Grid reference ST726201
Operations
Pre-grouping Somerset and Dorset Joint Railway
Post-grouping SR and LMSR
Southern Region of British Railways
Platforms 1
History
31 August 1863 Opened
7 March 1966 Closed
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
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Henstridge railway station was a station at Henstridge in the county of Somerset, in England. It was located between Stalbridge and Templecombe stations on the Somerset and Dorset Joint Railway. Sited on a single line stretch, the station had one short platform with a modest station building. A siding was controlled from a ground frame, and an adjacent level crossing operated by hand.

History[edit]

The station was opened on 31 August 1863 on the completion of the Blandford Forum to Templecombe section of the Dorset Central Railway, which had merged with the Somerset Central Railway the previous year to form the Somerset and Dorset. As part of the soutrhern section of the line, it was under the administrative control of the London and South Western Railway after the Somerset and Dorset came under joint ownership of the LSWR and the Midland Railway in 1875. Becoming part of the Southern Region of British Railways when the railways were nationalised in 1948, the station was closed to passengers when the S&DJR main line closed on 7 March 1966. Goods traffic had ceased a year earlier.

The site today[edit]

Today the site is a green area at the edge of a residential estate. A road overbridge to the north of the station site helps to mark the location.[1]

Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Stalbridge
Line and station closed
  Somerset & Dorset Joint Railway
LSWR and Midland Railways
  Templecombe
Line and station open

Further reading[edit]

  • R.V.J.Butt, (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Patrick Stephens Ltd.  ISBN 1-85260-508-1
  • Mike Oakley, (2002). Somerset Railway Stations. Dovecote Press, Wimborne.  ISBN 1-904349-09-9

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 50°58′47″N 2°23′28″W / 50.9798°N 2.3912°W / 50.9798; -2.3912