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Brent railway station

Brent railway station was on the South Devon Railway, serving the village of South Brent on the southern edge of Dartmoor in Devon, England.

Brent
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The station in 1958
Location
PlaceSouth Brent, Devon
Operations
Post-groupingGreat Western Railway
Platforms3
History
15 June 1848Opened
5 October 1964Closed
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
A B C D–F G H–J K–L M–O P–R S T–V W–Z
Brent Station site on the South Devon mainline in 1971.

The line through Brent opened on 5 May 1848 but the station was not ready to open until 15 June 1848.

The South Devon Railway was amalgamated with the Great Western Railway on 1 February 1876. On 19 December 1893 the station became a junction, with the opening of the branch to Kingsbridge. The first station on the branch was at Avonwick.

The station has since been closed.

Further readingEdit

  • The Great Western in South Devon by Keith Beck and John Copsey, Wild Swan Publications 1990, ISBN 0-906867-90-8
  • An Illustrated History of Plymouth's Railways by Martin Smith, Irwell Press 1995, ISBN 978-1871608410
  • The South Devon Railway by R H Gregory, Oakwood Press1982, ISBN 0-85361-286-2
  • The records of the South Devon Railway and its successors can be consulted at The National Archives


Preceding station   Disused railways   Following station
Wrangaton   Great Western Railway
Exeter–Plymouth line
  Totnes
Terminus   Great Western Railway
Kingsbridge branch line
  Avonwick