Richmond Road Halt railway station

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Richmond Road Halt
Map BWHA Railway.jpg
Map showing the site of the halt.
Location
Place Appledore
Area Torridge
Coordinates 51°02′59″N 4°12′28″W / 51.0498°N 4.2077°W / 51.0498; -4.2077Coordinates: 51°02′59″N 4°12′28″W / 51.0498°N 4.2077°W / 51.0498; -4.2077
Grid reference SS453301
Operations
Original company Bideford, Westward Ho! and Appledore Railway
Pre-grouping British Electric Traction
Platforms 1
History
1 May 1908[1] Opened
28 March 1917 Closed[2]
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
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Richmond Road Halt was a minor railway station or halt in North Devon, situated fairly close to the town of Appledore, a community lying on the peninsula formed by the sea (Barnstaple Bay), the River Torridge, and the River Taw.[3]

History[edit]

The halt was opened in 1908 and the next stop on the line was Lovers' Lane Halt, followed by the terminus at Appledore, some 7½ miles from Bideford.[4] This line had until 1901 run only as far as Northam.[3]

Infrastructure[edit]

Richmond Road Halt had a simple single platform, raised one foot above rail level, with a shelter, without lighting and with a level crossing without gates.[5][6] It had no freight facilities.[7] It was situated on the left just before the crossroads with Broad Lane and the Burrows Road that used to be called Richmond Road.[8]

Micro history[edit]

The trackbed from Appledore to Richmond Road Halt and beyond was converted into a road and the station buildings were demolished.[9]

See also[edit]

Bideford, Westward Ho! and Appledore Railway
Appledore
Lovers' Lane Halt
Richmond Road Halt
Northam
Beach Road
Westward Ho!
Cornborough
Abbotsham Road
Kenwith Castle Halt
Causeway
The Lane Halt
Locomotive shed
Strand Road Halt
Bideford Quay
Bideford
North Devon Railway
Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Lovers' Lane Halt
Line and station closed
  Bideford, Westward Ho! and Appledore Railway   Northam
Line and station closed

References[edit]

Notes
  1. ^ Baxter, Page 23
  2. ^ Jenkins, Page 123
  3. ^ a b Jenkins, Page 110
  4. ^ Garner, Page 29
  5. ^ Jenkins, Page 56
  6. ^ Jenkins, Page 142
  7. ^ Jenkins, Page 62
  8. ^ Baxter, Page 38
  9. ^ Garner, Page 105
Sources
  • Baxter, Julia & Jonathan (1980). The Bideford, Westward Ho! and Appledore railway 1901–1917. Pub. Chard. ISBN 0-9507330-1-6.
  • Garner, Rod (2008). The Bideford, Westward Ho! & Appledore Railway. Pub. Kestrel Railway Books. ISBN 978-1-905505-09-8.
  • Jenkins, Stanley C. (1993). The Bideford, Westward Ho! and Appledore Railway. Oxford : Oakwood Press. ISBN 0-85361-452-0.
  • Stuckey, Douglas (1962). The Bideford, Westward Ho! and Appledore Railway 1901–1917. Pub. West Country Publications.