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Seaton (Devon) railway station

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Place  Seaton
Grid reference  SY251900
Original company  Seaton branch line
Area  East Devon
Post-grouping  Southern Railway
Platforms in use  2
Pre-grouping  London and South Western Railway
16 March 1868 (1868-03-16)  Opened as Seaton and Beer

Seaton (Devon) railway station served the holiday resort of Seaton in Devon, England between 1868 and 1966. It was the terminus of a branch line from Seaton Junction.

History

The Seaton and Beer Railway was authorised on 13 July 1863 for a line from a junction with the London and South Western Railway (LSWR), at the station that was then known as Colyton for Seaton (but which later became Seaton Junction), to Seaton. After some delays, the line was completed in 1867; it was inspected by Colonel Yolland of the Board of Trade on 27 December 1867, but he found various problems and refused to sanction the opening. After the issues had been addressed, the line was opened on 16 March 1868, together with its three stations including that at Seaton.

The station was about half a mile east of the centre of Seaton, on the western side of the estuary of the River Axe. Originally named Seaton and Beer, it was renamed Seaton by the LSWR.

The station closed on 7 March 1966.

References

Seaton (Devon) railway station Wikipedia


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