Loddiswell railway station

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Old Loddiswell Station (geograph 4088476).jpg
Old Loddiswell Station in 2014
LocationLoddiswell, South Hams
Grid referenceSX730483
Other information
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.


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


  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