Chilcompton railway station

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Chilcompton
Location
Place Chilcompton
Area Mendip
Grid reference ST645514
Operations
Pre-grouping Somerset and Dorset Joint Railway
Post-grouping SR and LMSR
Western Region of British Railways
Platforms 2
History
20 July 1874 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
Down S&D express approaching Chilcompton in 1959

Chilcompton railway station was a station on the Somerset and Dorset Joint Railway at Chilcompton in the county of Somerset in England. Opened on 20 July 1874, the station consisted of two platforms, the building on the down platform having a canopy. There was a goods yard and sidings, controlled from a 13 lever signal box, which replaced the original ground frame. The station closed to goods in 1964: passenger services were withdrawn when the SDJR closed on 7 March 1966.

The site today[edit]

As of 2014, The station is currently overgrown and partly fenced off in a transport yard.[1] The line between here and Midsomer Norton South (2 miles, 2 chains) is currently being rebuilt by the Somerset and Dorset Heritage Railway as part of several projects to reopen most of the line.

Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Binegar
Line and station closed
  Somerset & Dorset Joint Railway
LSWR & Midland Railways
  Midsomer Norton South
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

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.gebejay.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/s&d-chilcompton.html

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 51°15′38″N 2°30′37″W / 51.26065°N 2.51014°W / 51.26065; -2.51014