Loddiswell railway station

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Loddiswell
Old Loddiswell Station (geograph 4088476).jpg
Old Loddiswell Station in 2014
LocationLoddiswell, South Hams
England
Grid referenceSX730483
Platforms1
Other information
StatusDisused
History
Original companyGreat Western Railway
Pre-groupingGreat Western Railway
Post-groupingGreat Western Railway
Western Region of British Railways
Key dates
19 December 1893Station opens
16 September 1963Station closes

Loddiswell railway station is a William Clarke-designed station on the Kingsbridge branch of the GWR.

History[edit]

The stone built station opened on the 19 December 1893 when the Great Western Railway(GWR) opened the Kingsbridge branch line.[1] The line had been planned, and authorised in 1882, by the Kingsbridge and Salcombe Railway which was subsequently acquired by the GWR in 1888.[2]

The station was host to a GWR camp coach from 1934 to 1939.[3][4] A camping coach was also positioned here by the Western Region from 1952 to 1957 then two coaches from 1958 to 1961.[5]

The station was downgraded to an unstaffed halt when it closed to freight on 6 February 1961. Despite local opposition it was closed on 16 September 1963 and is now a private dwelling.[1] 'The Signal Box' annex was redeveloped as holiday accommodation and opened in 2015.[6] Tours of the station grounds and old platform are provided by the owners by arrangement.


Preceding station   Disused railways   Following station
Gara Bridge   Great Western Railway
Kingsbridge branch line
  Kingsbridge

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Quick 2019, p. 260.
  2. ^ Grant 2017, p. 293.
  3. ^ Fenton 1999, pp. 78-79.
  4. ^ McRae 1997, p. 31.
  5. ^ McRae 1998, p. 95.
  6. ^ "The Signal Box". Loddiswell Station. Retrieved 5 July 2020.

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Coordinates: 50°19′17″N 3°47′04″W / 50.3215°N 3.7844°W / 50.3215; -3.7844