Crowcombe Heathfield Station

The award-winning station at the summit...

Crowcombe Heathfield Station is one of the very best preserved stations in the country. Winners of the West Somerset Railway Best Kept Station Awards for a record number of times, and winner of the Ian Allan Award Best Restored Station Award 1997.

The station stands at the highest point on the line, just under 400 feet above the sea.

The station was built in 1862 when the line opened. The main station building is the only original structure left, although the nearby cottages and station masters house (not now Railway-owned) are from the same date. Today's layout consists of two platforms, each extended over the years - look for the different materials used - with the main offices on the up side, and two "new" buildings on the down side.

The signal box - the upper half was brought from Ebbw Vale - was built in the 1990s.

The visual charm of the station and surroundings has caught the eye of several TV and film directors leading to scenes being shot at Crowcombe Heathfield for "The Flockton Flyer", "TheLion,The Witch and the Wardrobe", "Land Girls" and The Beatles "A Hard Day's Night".

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