Seaton railway station (Devon)

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Seaton
Location
PlaceSeaton
AreaEast Devon
Coordinates50°42′19″N 3°03′41″W / 50.7053°N 3.0613°W / 50.7053; -3.0613Coordinates: 50°42′19″N 3°03′41″W / 50.7053°N 3.0613°W / 50.7053; -3.0613
Grid referenceSY251900
Operations
Original companySeaton and Beer Railway
Pre-groupingLondon and South Western Railway
Post-groupingSouthern Railway
Platforms2
History
16 March 1868 (1868-03-16)Opened as Seaton and Beer
?Renamed Seaton
7 March 1966 (1966-03-07)Closed
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

Seaton (Devon) railway station served the holiday resort of Seaton in Devon, England between 1868 and 1966. It was the terminus of a branch line from Seaton Junction.

History[edit]

The Seaton and Beer Railway was authorised on 13 July 1863 for a line from a junction with the London and South Western Railway (LSWR), at the station that was then known as Colyton for Seaton (but which later became Seaton Junction[1]), to Seaton.[2] After some delays, the line was completed in 1867; it was inspected by Colonel Yolland of the Board of Trade on 27 December 1867, but he found various problems and refused to sanction the opening.[3] After the issues had been addressed, the line was opened on 16 March 1868, together with its three stations including that at Seaton.[3]

The station was about half a mile east of the centre of Seaton, on the western side of the estuary of the River Axe. Originally named Seaton and Beer, it was renamed Seaton by the LSWR.[4]

The station closed on 7 March 1966.[4]


Preceding station   Disused railways   Following station
Colyford
Line and station closed
  British Rail
Southern Region

Seaton Branch Line
  Terminus

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Butt 1995, pp. 67, 207.
  2. ^ Williams 1973, p. 212.
  3. ^ a b Williams 1973, p. 214.
  4. ^ a b Butt 1995, p. 207.

References[edit]

  • Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Yeovil: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 1-85260-508-1. R508.
  • Williams, R.A. (1973). The London & South Western Railway, volume 2: Growth and Consolidation. Newton Abbot: David & Charles. ISBN 0-7153-5940-1.

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