Lovers' Lane Halt railway station

Lovers' Lane Halt railway station was a minor railway station in north Devon or halt, situated close to the town of Appledore, a community lying on the peninsula formed by the sea (Barnstaple Bay), the River Torridge, and the River Taw.[3]

Lovers' Lane Halt
Map BWHA Railway.jpg
A map showing the site of the halt
LocationAppledore, Torridge
Coordinates51°03′23″N 4°11′53″W / 51.0563°N 4.1981°W / 51.0563; -4.1981Coordinates: 51°03′23″N 4°11′53″W / 51.0563°N 4.1981°W / 51.0563; -4.1981
Grid referenceSS460308
Other information
Original companyBideford, Westward Ho! and Appledore Railway
Pre-groupingBritish Electric Traction
Key dates
1 May 1908[1]Opened
28 March 1917Closed[2]


The halt was opened in 1908 and the next station on the line was Appledore, the terminus of the line lying some 7½ miles from Bideford.[4] The line had until 1901 run only as far as Northam.[3]


Lovers' Lane had a simple single platform, raised one foot above rail level, without any shelter and without lighting.[5] It had no freight facilities.[6] It was at the road junction with the Mount (0.3 miles from Watertown) with steps running down towards the lifeboat station.[7]

Micro historyEdit

The trackbed from Appledore to Richmond Road Halt was converted into a road and the platform removed in the process.[8]

See alsoEdit

Bideford, Westward Ho! and Appledore Railway
Lovers' Lane Halt
Richmond Road Halt
Beach Road
Westward Ho!
Abbotsham Road
Kenwith Castle Halt
The Lane Halt
Locomotive shed
Strand Road Halt
Bideford Quay
Preceding station   Disused railways   Following station
Line and station closed
  Bideford, Westward Ho! and Appledore Railway   Richmond Road Halt
Line and station closed


  1. ^ Baxter, Page 23
  2. ^ Jenkins, Page 123
  3. ^ a b Jenkins, Page 110
  4. ^ Garner, Page 29
  5. ^ Jenkins, Page 56
  6. ^ Jenkins, Page 62
  7. ^ Baxter, Page 39
  8. ^ Garner, Page 105
  • Baxter, Julia & Jonathan (1980). The Bideford, Westward Ho! and Appledore railway 1901–1917. Pub. Chard. ISBN 0-9507330-1-6.
  • Garner, Rod (2008). The Bideford, Westward Ho! & Appledore Railway. Pub. Kestrel Railway Books. ISBN 978-1-905505-09-8.
  • Jenkins, Stanley C. (1993). The Bideford, Westward Ho! and Appledore Railway. Oxford : Oakwood Press. ISBN 0-85361-452-0.
  • Stuckey, Douglas (1962). The Bideford, Westward Ho! and Appledore Railway 1901–1917. Pub. West Country Publications.