Shepton Mallet (Charlton Road) railway station

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Shepton Mallet (Charlton Road)
Shepton Mallet Railway Station.jpg
Location
Place Shepton Mallet
Area Mendip
Grid reference ST629430
Operations
Pre-grouping Somerset and Dorset Joint Railway
Post-grouping SR and LMSR
Western Region of British Railways
Platforms 2
History
20 July 1874 Opened (Shepton Mallet)
October 1883 Renamed (Shepton Mallet Charlton Road)
7 March 1966 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
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Shepton Mallet (Charlton Road) was a station on the Somerset and Dorset Joint Railway in the county of Somerset in England. Opened as Shepton Mallet on 20 July 1874, it was renamed to avoid confusion with the nearby GWR station in 1883. The station consisted of two platforms with the station building on the up side. There was also a goods yard and cattle dock controlled from a signal box.

The station closed to goods in 1963: passenger services were withdrawn when the SDJR closed in 1966.

Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Evercreech New
Line and station closed
  Somerset & Dorset Joint Railway
LSWR and Midland Railways
  Masbury
Line and station closed

Further reading[edit]

  • R.V.J.Butt, (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Patrick Stephens Ltd.  ISBN 1-85260-508-1

External references[edit]

The view in 1969: Three years after closure

Coordinates: 51°11′08″N 2°31′58″W / 51.1856°N 2.5328°W / 51.1856; -2.5328