Barnstaple Quay railway station

Coordinates: 51°04′49″N 4°03′51″W / 51.08016°N 4.06421°W / 51.08016; -4.06421
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Barnstaple Quay
Near the site of Barnstaple Quay station on 5 July 1969 looking towards Ilfracombe
General information
LocationBarnstaple, Devon
Other information
Original companyLondon and South Western Railway
Pre-groupingLondon and South Western Railway
Key dates
20 July 1874 (1874-07-20)Opened as Barnstaple Quay
July 1886Name changed to Barnstaple Town[1]
16 May 1898 (1898-05-16)Resited[2]

Barnstaple Quay was an intermediate station on the L&SWR line to Ilfracombe in Devon, England. The station opened in 1874, and located on the north bank of the River Taw close to the centre of Barnstaple, was renamed Barnstaple Town in 1886. With the opening of the Lynton and Barnstaple Railway in 1898, the station was relocated to its present site, to accommodate passenger exchange to the narrow gauge line. The station became the town's bus station, but this closed in 1999 and the building then became a café when a new and larger bus station was opened closer to the town centre.[3]


  1. ^ Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Yeovil: Patrick Stephens Ltd. p. 28. ISBN 1-85260-508-1. R508.
  2. ^ Quick, M E (2002). Railway passenger stations in England, Scotland and Wales – a chronology. Richmond: Railway and Canal Historical Society. p. 65. OCLC 931112387.
  3. ^ "BARNSTAPLE QUAY". Great Devon Railways. Retrieved 19 June 2022.

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