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Halts
List of Halts
on West Country Railways

This page provides a list of all the Halts which have existed on the railways of the UK West Country. This list covers the counties of Dorset, Somerset, Devon and Cornwall, and also some of the adjacent lines in Hampshire and Wiltshire. Sadly most of the Halts listed on this page have been closed for many years now, along with the railway lines which served them.

This list includes only those locations which were designated as Halts when first opened for traffic. The list does not contain details of any location which was originally a station and then down-graded to halt status at a later date. Any entries suffixed '(P)' after the name were locations designated as 'Platform' by the Great Western Railway or British Railways (Western Region).

British Railways ticket to Maddaford Moor Halt Doniford Halt and auto-train

A modern halt - Doniford on the preserved West Somerset Railway, looking up the line towards Williton in 2004 with a typical ex-GWR auto-train. This halt was constructed with platform components ex-Montacute (Yeovil branch) and a 'pagoda' hut ex-Cove (Exe Valley branch).

Halts are listed in the table below in alphabetical order. A location is given for each halt by reference to the next station, halt or junction in the Up and Down directions. Where known, the dates of opening and closing (if relevant) are given also for each halt. Halts marked 'OPEN' in the 'Closed' date column were still in use at 31st December 2005.

Please Note: many public notices regarding the closure of railway lines and/or halts merely stated that public passenger services would be withdrawn "on and from" a certain date, usually a Monday - the actual last day of service therefore would be the preceding Sunday, or the preceding Saturday if the line had no Sunday service. It is not always clear from the sources used to compile this page whether the closure dates quoted are the "on and from" date or the date of actual last service - where possible, the latter is used.

Chris Osment 2004

List of West Country Railway Halts
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
Name Location  (between) Opened Closed
A
Albert Road Ford (Devon) Devonport (Kings Road) 1-Oct-06 13-Jan-47
Alford Castle Cary Keinton Mandeville 21-July-05 10-Sep-62
Alphington City Basin Junction Ide 2-Apr-28 7-June-58
Ampress Works Lymington Junction Lymington Town 1-Oct-56 circa-1990
Ashley Heath Ringwood West Moors 1-Apr-27 3-May-64
Avoncliff Bradford-on-Avon Freshford 9-July-06 OPEN
B
Bathford Box Bathampton 18-Mar-29 4-Jan-65
Bawdrip Cossington Bridgwater (North) Oct-23 1-Dec-52
Beanacre Lacock Halt Melksham 29-Oct-05 7-Feb-55
Bittaford (P) Wrangaton Ivybridge 18-Nov-07 2-Mar-59
Black Dog Stanley Bridge Halt Calne Note 16 20-Sep-65
Bolham Cove Halt Tiverton Mar-1928 5-Oct-63
Boscarne Exchange (P) (Note 3) Boscarne Junction Bodmin North
Bodmin General
May-64 30-Jan-67
Bradford Peverell & Stratton Grimstone & Frampton Dorchester West 22-May-33 3-Oct-66
Brean Road Bleadon & Uphill Brent Knoll 17-June-29 2-May-55
Brimley Heathfield Bovey 21-May-28 28-Feb-59
Bristol Road Worle Town Milton Road Halt 1912 Note 17
Britannia Churston Kingswear 18-Oct-1877 1979?
Broadsands Goodrington Halt Churston Note 19
Bromham & Rowde Devizes Seend 22-Feb-09 18-Apr-66
Broughton Gifford Melksham Holt Junction 29-Oct-05 7-Feb-55
Burn Cadeleigh Up Exe 26-Jan-29 5-Oct-63
Burrator Dousland Ingra Tor Halt 4-Feb-24 3-Mar-56
C
Cadbury Road Clapton Road Halt Walton-In-Gordano Halt 7-Aug-07 Note 17
Caffyns Woody Bay Lynton Dec-06 3--Sep-35
Camel's Head Weston Mill Halt Ford (Devon) 1-Nov-06 4-May-42
Cattistock Evershot Maiden Newton 3-Aug-31 3-Oct-66
Cement Mills Newport (IoW) Mill Hill c.1909 21-Feb-66
Charlton Marshall Blandford Spetisbury 9-July-28 17-Sep-56
Chetnole Yetminster Evershot 11-Sep-33 OPEN
Chilsworthy Gunnislake Latchley 1-June-09 5-Dec-66
Chudleigh Knighton Chudleigh Heathfield 9-June-24 7-June-58
Clapton Road Portishead South Cadbury Road Halt 7-Aug-07 Note 17
Clearbrook Shaugh Bridge Platform Yelverton 29-Oct-28 31-Dec-62
Clevedon All Saints Walton Park Halt Clevedon East Halt 1927 Note 17
Clevedon East Clevedon All Saints Halt Clevedon 7-Aug-07 Note 17
Clyst St Mary & Digby Polsloe Bridge Halt Topsham 1-June-08 27-Sep-48
Coldharbour (Note 1) Tiverton Junction Uffculme 23-Feb-29 7-Sep-63
Colehouse Lane Clevedon Kingston Road Halt 1-Dec-1897 Note 17
Combe Hay Midford Halt Dunkerton 9-May-10 21-Sep-25
(Note 9)
Copperhouse Gwinear Road Hayle 1-July-05 1-May-08
Corfe Mullen Corfe Mullen Junction Broadstone 5-July-28 17-Sep-56
Coryates Upwey Portesham May 1906 1-Dec-52
Cove Bampton Bolham Halt Mar-1923 5-Oct-63
Creech St Michael Cogload Junction Taunton 13-Aug-28 5-Oct-64
Creekmoor Broadstone Poole 19-June-33 17-Mar-66
Defiance (P) Saltash St Germans 1-Mar-05 27-Oct-30
Dawlish Warren see entry for Warren
Dilton Marsh Westbury Warminster 1-June-37 OPEN
Dockyard Devonport (Albert Road) Ford Platform ?1-June-05 OPEN
Dolcoath Redruth Camborne 28-Aug-05 1-May-08
Doniford Williton Watchet 27-June-87 OPEN
Donyatt Chard Central Ilminster 5-May-28 10-Sep-62
Dunkerton Colliery Dunkerton Camerton 9-Oct-11 21-Sep-25
(Note 9)
Dunmere Boscarne Junction Bodmin North 2-July-06 30-Jan-67
Dunsbear Yarde Halt Petrockstow 27-July-25 1-Mar-65
Dunsford Longdown Christow 16-Jan-28 7-June-58
E
Ebdon Lane Wick St Lawrence Worle Town 1-Dec-1897 Note 17
F
Farrington Gurney Hallatrow Radstock (South) 11-July-27 2-Nov-59
Ford (P) Dockyard Halt Keyham 1-June-04 6-Nov-41
G
Goodrington  (Note 11) Paignton Broadsands Halt 9-July-28 OPEN
Goonbell St Agnes Mithian Halt 14-Aug-05 4-Feb-63
Goonhavern Perranporth Shepherds 14-Aug-05 4-Feb-63
Grogley Wadebridge Nanstallon Halt 2-July-06 30-Jan-67
H
Halberton Tiverton Junction Tiverton 5-Dec-27 3-Oct-64
Ham Green Nightingale Valley Halt Pill 23-Dec-26 7-Sep-64
Ham Lane Broadstone Halt Wick St Lawrence 1-Dec-1897 Note 17
Hampton Row Bathampton Bath 18-Mar-07 29-Apr-17
Hardley Hythe (Hants) Fawley 3-Mar-58 5-Apr-65
Hawkmoor (Note 10) Bovey Lustleigh 1-June-31 28-Feb-59
Hendford Yeovil Town Montacute 2-May-32 15-June-64
Hospital Portland Easton c1920 1965
I
Idmiston Grately Porton 3-Jan-43 9-Sep-68
Ingra Tor Burrator Halt King Tor Halt 2-Mar-36 3-Mar-56
Ilton Ilminster Hatch 26-May-28 10-Sep-62
K
Kingston Road Colehouse Lane Halt Broadstone Halt 1-Dec-1897 Note 17
King Tor Ingra Tor Halt Princetown 2-Apr-28 3-Mar-56
L
Lacock Thingley Junction Beanacre Halt 16-Oct-05 18-Apr-66
Laira Laira Junction Lipson Junction 1-July-04 circa-1931?
Lake (Dorset) (Note 4) Hamworthy Junction Hamworthy Sep 1918 c.1920
Lake (IoW) Sandown Shanklin c.1904  
Latchley Chilsworthy Halt Seven Stones Halt 2-Mar-08 7-Nov-66
Liddaton Lydford Coryton 4-Apr-38 31-Dec-62
Lion's Holt see entry for St James's Park
Lipson Vale Lipson Junction Mutley 1-June-04 22-Mar-42
Lucas Terrace Plymouth Friary Cattewater Junction Oct 1905 10-Sep-51
Lympstone Commando Lympstone Exton Mar 1976 OPEN
Lyng Athelney Durston 24-Sep-28 15-June-64
M
Maddaford Moor Meldon Junction Ashbury 26-July-26 3-Oct-66
Meeth Petrockstow Hatherleigh 27-July-25 1-Mar-65
Meldon Quarry
(Note 5)
Okehampton Meldon Junction c.1900 6-May-68
Meyrick Park Bournemouth Central Gasworks Junction 1-Mar-06 Oct 1917
Midford Monkton Combe Combe Hay Halt 27-Feb-11 22-Mar-15
Milton Road Bristol Road Halt Weston-Super-Mare Ashcombe Road 1-Dec-1897 Note 17
Mitchell & Newlyn Trewerry & Trerice Halt Shepherds 14-Aug-05 4-Feb-63
Mithian Goonbell Halt Perranporth Beach Halt 14-Aug-05 4-Feb-63
Monkton & Came
(Note 14)
Dorchester Junction Upwey Wishing Well Halt 1-June-05 7-Jan-57
Morebath Junction Morebath Dulverton 1-Dec-28 3-Oct-66
Mount Gould & Tothill Mount Gould Junction Cattewater Junction Oct 1905 1-Feb-1918
Mount Hawke Chacewater St Agnes 14-Aug-05 4-Feb-63
Mount Pleasant Exmouth Junction Lion's Holt Halt 1906 2-Jan-28
N
Nanstallon Grogley Halt Boscarne Junction 2-July-06 30-Jan-67
Nightingale Valley Ashton Junction Ham Green Halt 9-July-28 12-Sep-32
O
Oldfield Park (P) Bath Twerton-on-Avon 18-Feb-29 OPEN
P
Pans Lane Patney & Chirton Devizes 4-Mar-29 18-Apr-66
Parracombe Blackmoor Woody Bay May 1903 30-Sep-35
Paulton Radford & Timsbury Halt Hallatrow 5-Jan-14 21-Sep-25
(Note 9)
Penmere (P) Penryn Falmouth 1-June-25 OPEN
Perranporth Beach Mithian Halt Perranporth 20-July-31 4-Feb-63
Plym Bridge (P) Marsh Mills Bickleigh 1-May-06 31-Dec-62
Polsloe Bridge Exmouth Junction Topsham 1907 OPEN
(Note 6)
Preston (P) Torquay Paignton 24-July-11 21-Sep-14
Probus & Ladock (P) Grampound Road Truro 1-Feb-08 2-Dec-57
Pullabrook see entry for Hawkmoor
Q
Quintrell Downs (P) St Columb Road Tolcarn Junction 2-Oct-11 OPEN
R
Radford & Timsbury Camerton Paulton Halt 9-May-10 21-Sep-25  (Note 9)
Radipole Upwey Junction Weymouth Note 15 6-Feb-84
Roundball Honiton Sidmouth Junction 1909 1920
S
St James's Park
(Note 2)
Mount Pleasant Halt Exeter Central 1906 OPEN
Sampford Peverell Burlescombe Tiverton Junction 9-July-28 5-Oct-64
Sandsfoot Castle Wyke Regis Halt Rodwell 1-Aug-32 3-Mar-52
Semington Seend Holt Junction 1-Oct-06 18-Apr-66
Seven Stones
(Note 7)
Latchley Luckett June 1910 1917
Shaugh Bridge (P) Bickleigh Clearbrook Halt 19-Aug-07 31-Dec-62
Shooting Range (P) Wadebridge Grogley Halt c.1885 1947
Shoscombe & Single Hill Wellow Radstock 23-Sep-29 7-Mar-66
Snapper Barnstaple (Town) Chelfham c.1903 30-Sep-35
Stanley Bridge Chippenham Black Dog Halt 3-Apr-05 20-Sep-65
Staverton Holt Junction Bradford Junction 16-Oct-05 18-Apr-66
Stourpaine & Durweston Shillingstone Blandford 9-July-28 17-Sep-56
Strap Lane Witham Bruton 18-July-32 5-June-50
(Note 12)
T
Thorney & Kingsbury Martock Langport West 28-Nov-27 15-June-64
Thornford Bridge Yeovil Pen Mill Yetminster 23-Mar-36 OPEN
Trewerry & Trerice Tolcarn Junction Mitchell & Newlyn Halt 14-Aug-05 4-Feb-63
Truthall Nancegollan Helston 1-July-05 3-Nov-62
U
Upwey Wishing Well Monkton & Came Halt Upwey Junction 28-May-05 7-Jan-57
W
Walton-In-Gordano Cadbury Road Halt Walton Park Halt 7-Aug-07 Note 17
Walton Park Walton-In-Gordano Halt Clevedon All Saints Halt 7-Aug-07 Note 17
Warren  (Note 18) Starcross Dawlish ?1-Aug-05 22-Sep-12
Watergate Torrington Yarde Halt 20-Sep-26 1-Mar-65
West Exe Tiverton Cadeleigh Mar-1928 5-Oct-63
Westham Melcombe Regis Rodwell 1-July-09 3-Mar-52
Weston Mill St Budeaux (Victoria Rd) Camels Head Halt 1-Nov-06 14-Sep-21
Weston Milton Worle Junction Weston-super-Mare 3-July-33 Note 13
Whipton Bridge Pinhoe Exmouth Junction Mar 1906 1-Jan-23
Whitchurch Brislington Pensford 1-Jan-25 2-Nov-59
Whitchurch Down (P) Horrabridge Tavistock (South) 1-Sep-06 31-Dec-62
Whitehall Culmstock Hemyock 27-Feb-33 7-Sep-63
Wingfield Villas Devonport Junction Devonport (Albert Road) 1-June-04 June-1921
Woodsford (Note 8) Moreton Dorchester c.1920 1929
Wyke Regis Rodwell Portland 1-July-09 3-Mar-52
Y
Yarde Watergate Halt Dunsbear Halt 19-July-26 1-Mar-65
Yeo Mill East Anstey Bishops Nympton & Molland Aug-1932 3-Oct-66
Notes:
1 The name is given variously as one or two words
2 Originally named Lion's Holt until 1946.
3 Located at Boscarne Junction, one platform on ex-GWR line to Bodmin General and another platform on ex-L&SWR line to Bodmin North.
4 Provided for shipyard workers on goods-only line.
5 A 'staff' halt provided for Quarry and Railway workers and families.
6 Down platform closed 1973 when line singled.
7 Sometimes called Phoenix Mines.
8 For use by the Army.
9 Passenger services on Camerton Branch suspended 22-Mar-15 to 9-July-23 (originally as wartime measure) and halts closed temporarily.
10 Renamed Pullabrook 13-June-55.
11 Renamed Goodrington Sands later (1979?)
12 Closed temporarily 6-Oct-41 to 16-Dec-46 as a war-time measure.
13 One platform removed after line singled 1972 and re-used at Lympstone Commando.
14 Opened as Came Bridge Halt, renamed Monkton & Came 1-Oct-05
15 Opening date given variously as 1-June-05, 6-June-05 or 1-July-05
16 Opened as private facility 1894, formal public use from 15-Sep-52
17 The last day of passenger services on the Weston, Clevedon & Portishead Railway was 18-May-1940, but an official closure date for the halts is unrecorded
18 Renamed Warren Platform on 1-July-07 and Dawlish Warren on 1-Oct-11. Replaced upon closure in 1912 by a new station of the same name further up the line.
19 Although this halt is mentioned at about the same time (1928) as Goodrington, it is uncertain if it was ever built or opened.
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