Wincanton railway station

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Wincanton
Location
PlaceWincanton
AreaSouth Somerset
Grid referenceST710282
Operations
Pre-groupingSomerset and Dorset Joint Railway
Post-groupingSR and LMSR
Southern Region of British Railways
Platforms2
History
November 1861Opened
7 March 1966Closed
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

Wincanton railway station was a station in the county of Somerset, in England. It was located 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