Stourpaine and Durweston railway station

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Stourpaine and Durweston
Stourpaine and Durweston Halt running in board.jpg
Running in board preserved in the wall of a children's playground in Durweston
Location
PlaceDurweston
AreaNorth Dorset
Grid referenceST860091
Operations
Post-groupingSR
Southern Region of British Railways
Platforms1
History
9 July 1928Opened
17 September 1956Closed
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

Stourpaine & Durweston Halt was a station in the English county of Dorset. It was located between Shillingstone and Blandford Forum on the Somerset and Dorset Joint Railway. The station consisted of a small concrete platform and shelter.

History[edit]

The station was opened on 9 July 1928 by the Southern Railway. It became part of the Southern Region of British Railways when the railways were nationalised in 1948. The halt was closed in 1956 as part of an economy campaign. Trains continued to pass the site until the S&DJR closed in 1966.

The site today[edit]

The site is now hidden in trees off the A350 Blandford to Shaftesbury road, near the junction with the A357. Except for the simple shelter most of the halt still survives including the concrete posts and metal rail at the back edge of the platform [1]


Preceding station   Disused railways   Following station
Blandford Forum
Line and station closed
  Somerset & Dorset Joint Railway
LSWR and Midland Railways
  Shillingstone
Line and station closed

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Somerset and Dorset Joint Railway".

Further reading[edit]

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 50°52′53″N 2°11′59″W / 50.8815°N 2.1998°W / 50.8815; -2.1998