Neha Patil

Portesham railway station

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Place  Portesham
9 November 1885  Station opens
Original company  Great Western Railway
Area  West Dorset
1 December 1952  Station closes
Platforms in use  1
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Post-grouping  Western Region of British Railways
Similar  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.

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Buildings

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 site today

The station building is now part of a private dwelling and is used as a holiday let.

References

Portesham railway station Wikipedia


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