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Kenwith Castle Halt railway station

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Place  Bideford
Grid reference  SS431273
28 March 1917  Closed
Area  Torridge
20 May 1901  Opened
Kenwith Castle Halt railway station
Pre-grouping  British Electric Traction
Original company  Bideford, Westward Ho! and Appledore Railway
Similar  Appledore (North Devon) ra, Westward Ho! railway station, Bideford Quay railway st, River Taw

Kenwith Castle Halt was a minor railway station or halt/request stop in North Devon, close to Bideford, serving the nearby castle of that name. It lay 1 mile and 75 chains from Bideford Quay.

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History

This was to have been the site of the junction for a line running over ten miles to Clovelly.

Infrastructure

Kenwith Castle Halt had platform or shelter and was sited at an ungated level crossing on the road to the castle; the gates had been removed in 1905. The line ran through a cutting at this point. No sidings or freight facilities were provided.

Micro history

In January 1901, the first train, with one carriage, ran from Bideford to Northam carrying a few friends of the Directors.

References

Kenwith Castle Halt railway station Wikipedia


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