Wincanton railway station

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Wincanton
Location
Place Wincanton
Area South Somerset
Grid reference ST710282
Operations
Pre-grouping Somerset and Dorset Joint Railway
Post-grouping SR and LMSR
Western Region of British Railways
Platforms 2
History
November 1861 Opened
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
170433 at Edinburgh Waverley.JPG UK Railways portal

Wincanton railway station was a station in the county of Somerset, in England. It was located between Templecombe and Cole stations on the Somerset and Dorset Joint Railway.

Sited on a double line stretch of the S&D, the station had two platforms with a station building. A goods yard, controlled from a signal box on platform one, gave access to sidings for the use of the horses from the local racecourse. The Cow & Gate creamery and dairy products factory had its own sidings, providing access for milk trains.

History[edit]

The station was opened in November 1861 by the London and South Western Railway as part of the Dorset Central Railway. The station was transferred to the Southern Railway at the Grouping of 1923, becoming part of the Southern Region of British Railways when the railways were nationalised in 1947. The station was closed when the S&DJR closed on 7 March 1966.

Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Templecombe
Line closed, station open
  Somerset & Dorset Joint Railway
LSWR and Midland Railways
  Cole
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 links[edit]

Coordinates: 51°03′13″N 2°24′53″W / 51.0535°N 2.4147°W / 51.0535; -2.4147