Wellow (Somerset) railway station

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Wellow
Wellow, Somerset, station September 2007.jpg
Wellow station, in private residential use, September 2007
Location
Place Wellow
Area Bath and North East Somerset, Somerset
Grid reference ST739581
Operations
Pre-grouping Somerset and Dorset Railway
Post-grouping SR and LMSR
Western Region of British Railways
Platforms 2
History
20 July 1874 Station opened
7 March 1966 Station 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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Wellow railway station was a station on the Somerset and Dorset Joint Railway at Wellow in the county of Somerset in England. Opened on 20 July 1874, the station consisted of two platforms, a goods yard and sidings, controlled from an 18 lever signal box.

The station closed to goods in 1963: passenger services were withdrawn when the SDJR closed on 7 March 1966.

The Site Today[edit]

The station building was converted into a house by the artist Peter Blake and his then wife Jann Haworth, in the mid-1970s, during their Brotherhood of Ruralists period. The signalbox at the northern end of the down platform has also been converted for residential use. The station's canopy is still visible from nearby green space where the rail track ran south of the station. The house sports a weather vane with a steam engine finial.

Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Shoscombe and Single Hill Halt
Line and station closed
  Somerset & Dorset Joint Railway
LSWR and Midland Railways
  Midford
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

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 51°19′17″N 2°22′34″W / 51.3214°N 2.3760°W / 51.3214; -2.3760