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Seend railway station was near the village of Seend in Wiltshire, England. The station was a stop on the Devizes Branch Line, between Semington and Bromham & Rowde. Its position northwest of the village was chosen to serve the iron ore mine and iron works at Seend Cleeve.[1]

Seend
Location
PlaceSeend
AreaWiltshire
Coordinates51°21′21″N 2°05′44″W / 51.3557°N 2.0955°W / 51.3557; -2.0955Coordinates: 51°21′21″N 2°05′44″W / 51.3557°N 2.0955°W / 51.3557; -2.0955
Grid referenceST934618
Operations
Original companyGreat Western Railway
Pre-groupingGreat Western Railway
Post-groupingGreat Western Railway
Platforms2
History
1857Opened
1966Closed
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
Former railway near Seend

After the completion of the Devizes line, the junction at Holt allowed the fastest route from London to the West Country. However the line lost to competition and reverted to a branch line in 1900.

The station suffered from reduced traffic after the completion of the Stert and Westbury Railway between Patney and Chirton railway station and Westbury, which by-passed the Devizes Branch Line to reduce the London to Plymouth journey by 5 miles.

Seend station and the entire Devizes Branch Line were closed under the Beeching cuts. Both were destroyed in 1970.

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Oakley, Mike (2004). Wiltshire Railway Stations. Wimborne: The Dovecote Press. p. 117. ISBN 1904349331.

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Preceding station   Disused railways   Following station
Bromham and Rowde Halt
Line and station closed
  Great Western Railway
Devizes Branch Line
  Semington Halt
Line and station closed