Shoscombe and Single Hill Halt railway station

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Shoscombe & Single Hill Halt
Shoscombe Railway Station 1967.jpg
Remains of the Halt in 1967
Location
Place Shoscombe
Area Bath and North East Somerset
Grid reference ST720561
Operations
Post-grouping SR and LMSR
Western Region of British Railways
Platforms 2
History
23 September 1929 Opened
7 March 1966 Closed
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
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Shoscombe & Single Hill Halt was a small railway station on the Somerset and Dorset Joint Railway serving small villages between Wellow and Radstock, about seven miles south of Bath.

The station was the last to open on the Somerset and Dorset main line, with services beginning on 23 September 1929. It closed with the rest of the line on 7 March 1966 under the Beeching Axe.[1]

The station, sited in the hamlet of Single Hill, consisted of two bare concrete platforms, with ornate oil lamps but without buildings. A small building containing a booking office and a waiting room was provided on the footpath leading to the station.[1]

Somerset & Dorset train in 1959
Southbound Pines Express passing Shoscombe & Single Hill Halt in 1959

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Shoscombe and Single Hill Halt". Somerset and Dorset Railway. Retrieved 2009-07-04. 
  • Somerset Railway Stations, by Mike Oakley, Dovecote Press, 2002.

External links[edit]

Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Radstock North
Line and station closed
  Somerset & Dorset Joint Railway
LSWR and Midland Railways
  Wellow
Line and station closed

Coordinates: 51°18′N 2°24′W / 51.300°N 2.400°W / 51.300; -2.400