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Chudleigh Knighton Halt railway station

Chudleigh Knighton Halt[1] was on the Teign Valley Line serving the small village of Chudleigh Knighton, Devon, England. The halt, built by the Great Western Railway at a later date than most of the other stations on the line, was located on the west side of Pipehouse Lane off the B3344, to the south of the village.

Chudleigh Knighton Halt
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Chudleigh Knighton Halt in 1969
Location
PlaceChudleigh Knighton
AreaTeignbridge
Grid referenceSX844770
Operations
Post-groupingGreat Western Railway
Platforms1
History
9 June 1924Opened[1]
9 June 1958Closed to passengers[1]
4 December 1967line through station was closed.
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
The halt in 1970 shortly after track lifting.
Teign Valley Line
Exeter St Thomas
Alphington Halt
Ide Halt
Perridge tunnel
Longdown
Culver tunnel
Dunsford Halt
Christow
Ashton
Trusham
Chudleigh
Chudleigh Knighton Halt
Heathfield (Devon)

The first station was constructed of timber with a small corrugated iron pagoda shelter and a simple nameboard, at a cost £300. After WW2 a concrete platform was provided.[2] A level crossing was located at the platform end. The track was still in situ in 1969, but goods facilities were withdrawn on 4 December 1967.

Passenger numbers reached their peak in the 1930s with seven daily services provided each way between Exeter and Heathfield. During World War 2 this was reduced to four trains in each direction, still with no trains on a Sunday. This was increased to five daily trains after the war.[2]

The A38 road now runs over the site of the halt and nothing remains of the station.


Preceding station   Disused railways   Following station
Heathfield (Devon)   Heathfield to Exeter St Davids
Great Western Railway
  Chudleigh

ReferencesEdit

Notes
  1. ^ a b c Butt, Page 61
  2. ^ a b Disused Stations Retrieved : 2012-10-08
Sources
  • Beck, Keith; Copsey, John (1990). The Great Western in South Devon. Didcot: Wild Swan Publications. ISBN 0-906867-90-8.
  • Butt, R (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations: details every public and private passenger station, halt, platform and stopping place, past and present (1st ed.). Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 1-8526-0508-1.
  • Ewan, M (1964). The Haytor Granite Tramway & Stover Canal. Newton Abbot: David & Charles.
  • Jenkins, S C; Pomroy, L J (1989). The Moretonhampstead and South Devon Railway. Oxford: Oakwood Press. ISBN 0-85361-389-3.

Coordinates: 50°34′55″N 3°37′59″W / 50.5820°N 3.6330°W / 50.5820; -3.6330