Loddiswell railway station
Old Loddiswell Station in 2014
|Location||Loddiswell, South Hams|
|Original company||Great Western Railway|
|Pre-grouping||Great Western Railway|
|Post-grouping||Great Western Railway |
Western Region of British Railways
|19 December 1893||Station opens|
|16 September 1963||Station closes|
The stone built station opened on the 19 December 1893 when the Great Western Railway(GWR) opened the Kingsbridge branch line. The line had been planned, and authorised in 1882, by the Kingsbridge and Salcombe Railway which was subsequently acquired by the GWR in 1888.
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. 'The Signal Box' annex was redeveloped as holiday accommodation and opened in 2015. 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
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