Great Western Railway
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Coryates Halt railway st, Abbotsbury railway station, Coronation Chair
Portesham was a small railway station on the Abbotsbury branch railway in the west of the English county of Dorset. Opened on 9 November 1885 by the Abbotsbury Railway, it was sited across the fields from Portesham village not far from an underbridge carrying the line across the Weymouth to Abbotsbury road at a skew angle. Just to the east of the station an incline provided access to quarries near the Hardy Monument.
Portesham railway station Wikipedia
A typical William Clarke stone building served the single platform, although the station also had a passing loop. The goods shed functioned for the life of the branch. The station was the site of a Camping coach. The station closed with the branch in 1952.
The station building is now part of a private dwelling and is used as a holiday let.