Shapwick railway station

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Shapwick
Shapwick Railway Station.jpg
Peat heap on the site of Shapwick Station
Location
Place Shapwick
Area Sedgemoor
Grid reference ST423412
Operations
Pre-grouping Somerset Central Railway
Post-grouping SR and LMS
Western Region of British Railways
Platforms 2
History
28 August 1854 Opened
7 March 1966 Closed
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
A B C D–F G H–J K–L M–O P–R S T–V W–Z
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Shapwick railway station was a railway station on the Highbridge branch of the Somerset and Dorset Joint Railway. Opened by the Somerset Central Railway in 1854, the station consisted of a goods yard, a passing loop with two platforms, and a wooden station building which burned down and was replaced in 1900. The passing-loop and a level crossing were operated from a 17-lever signal box, which was opened in 1901 to replace one destroyed in the 1900 fire. The station was two and a half miles from the village of Shapwick and appeared in some early timetables as "Shapwick Road", though this does not seem to have ever been an official name. The station closed with the SDJR on 7 March 1966.

The line and station were held in fond regard by John Betjeman who in 1963 featured them in a BBC programme about the Evercreech Junction.[1]

Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Ashcott
Line and station closed
  Somerset & Dorset Joint Railway
LSWR and Midland Railways
  Edington
Line and station closed

Further reading[edit]

  • R.V.J.Butt, (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Patrick Stephens Ltd.  ISBN 1-85260-508-1

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Coordinates: 51°10′01″N 2°49′36″W / 51.1670°N 2.8267°W / 51.1670; -2.8267