Moretonhampstead railway station

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Moretonhampstead Station
Moretonhampsteadstation.jpg
Moretonhampstead station circa 1909
Location
PlaceMoretonhampstead
AreaTeignbridge
Operations
Post-groupingGreat Western Railway
Platforms1
History
4 July 1866Opened[1]
2 March 1959Closed to passengers[1]
1964Line closed to goods traffic
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
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Moretonhampstead Station
Moretonhampsteadstation.jpg
Moretonhampstead station circa 1909
Location
PlaceMoretonhampstead
AreaTeignbridge
Operations
Post-groupingGreat Western Railway
Platforms1
History
4 July 1866Opened[1]
2 March 1959Closed to passengers[1]
1964Line closed to goods traffic
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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Moretonhampstead and South Devon Railway
Moretonhampstead
A382 road
Lustleigh
Hawkmoor Halt later renamed Pullabrook
Bovey
Brimley Halt
Teign Valley Line
Heathfield (Devon)
A38 road
Teigngrace Halt
Exeter Road
GWML to London
Newton Abbot
GWML to Penzance

Moretonhampstead railway station was the terminus of the Moretonhampstead and South Devon Railway at Moretonhampstead, Devon, England.

The station was situated on the south side of the town by the road to Bovey Tracey. The platform was 300 feet long and mostly covered by a wooden train shed. Beyond the train shed was a short platform with cattle pens.

South of the station was a goods shed and engine shed. The signal box was unusually built onto the side of the engine shed.

The station site in 1970 with the old engine shed visible in the background.
The old goods, shed etc. in 1969.

In 1929 the Great Western Railway, which now owned the line, opened the Manor House Hotel just outside Moretonhampstead. Set in 193 acres (0.78 km2), it boasted a golf course and also attracted holidaymakers to visit Dartmoor.

After the railway closed to passengers on 28 February 1959, regular goods trains continued until 6 April 1964, although British Railways continued to use the station as a base for its road goods services until the end of the year. The goods and engine sheds for many years continued to be used by a commercial road haulage business.

Preceding stationDisused railwaysFollowing station
Lusteigh Newton Abbot to Moretonhampstead
Great Western Railway
 Terminus

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Notes
  1. ^ a b Butt, Page 163
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Coordinates: 50°39′28″N 3°45′38″W / 50.6577°N 3.7606°W / 50.6577; -3.7606