Pullabrook Halt railway station

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Pullabrook Halt
Pullabrook Halt in 1970.jpg
Pullabrook Halt in 1970
Location
PlacePullabrook
AreaTeignbridge
Grid referenceSX792800
Operations
Post-groupingGreat Western Railway
Platforms1
History
1 June 1931[1]Opened as Hawkmoor Halt[2]
13 June 1955Renamed Pullabrook Halt[1]
2 March 1959Closed to passengers[1]
1964Line closed to goods traffic
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
Moretonhampstead and South Devon Railway
Moretonhampstead
Lustleigh
Hawkmoor Halt later renamed Pullabrook
Bovey
Brimley Halt
Heathfield (Devon)
Teigngrace Halt
Exeter Road
Newton Abbot
Old railway bridge near Pullabrook Halt

Pullabrook Halt was a railway station opened in 1931 by the Great Western Railway to serve the hamlet of Pullabrook that lies between Bovey Tracey and Lustleigh in West Devon, England. Opened as Hawkmoor Halt after Hawkmoor Hospital, originally known as Hawkmoor County Sanatorium, a specialist hospital founded in 1913 as a pulmonary tuberculosis sanatorium.[3] It was renamed Pullabrook Halt by the British Railways in 1955, a few years before closure.

The halt was opened at a later date than most of the stations on the line which had itself opened in 1876. The single platform's construction was of infill behind railway sleepers. The track was single with no passing loop or sidings.


Preceding station   Disused railways   Following station
Bovey   Newton Abbot to Moretonhampstead
Great Western Railway
  Lustleigh

References[edit]

Notes
  1. ^ a b c Butt, Page 192
  2. ^ Butt, Page 116
  3. ^ "Hospital Records - Hawkwoor (Ex)". The National Archives.
Sources
  • Butt, R. V. J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations: details every public and private passenger station, halt, platform and stopping place, past and present (1st ed.). Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 1-8526-0508-1. OCLC 60251199.

Coordinates: 50°36′27″N 3°42′28″W / 50.6075°N 3.7078°W / 50.6075; -3.7078