Stogumber Station - sit awhile in the garden at this hillside station · map of all stations 
 


Picture by Rodney Greenway. Viewer by Martin Krolik





  Sit awhile in the garden at this hillside station...

Stogumber Station is unusual in that the main building is on one side of the track and the platform is on the other. Where once stood a large goods shed and cattle pens, are now the most wonderful gardens, lawns and shrubs - a great place for a picnic or meditation...

The platform, on the re-opening of the line to Stogumber in 1978, had been reduced to a short length, the rest being rotten and so removed. Rebuilding started in the 1980s with a short extension to the north, and recently extended to the south to revive the former glory.

The village of Stogumber lies about one mile to the west and is, as the celebrity Fred Wedlock said "It's a beautiful village..." Rowcliffe, the solicitor who dealt with much of the local legal aspects for the first West Somerset Railway in the 1850s, lived at Stogumber. The village has shops and pubs.

The countryside is very pretty, with many small hills and deep valleys, mostly livestock and a little arable farming, and it is good walking country. Wildlife abounds in these parts, it seems you only have to stand or sit still and nature is at your feet or it all passes by. Look out for the abundant primroses which once gave the railway the nickname "The Primrose Line".

For lots more about Stogumber Station, including how to help, please visit the website of the Friends of Stogumber Station.

More information...

· Postcode: TA4 3TR
· OS Grid Reference: ST110372
· Geographic Coords: -3.2726, 51.1274
· Friends of Stogumber Station
· Stogumber Station on official WSR website

The Stations of the West Somerset Railway...

· Minehead Station
· Dunster Station
· Blue Anchor Station
· Washford Station
· Watchet Station
· Doniford Halt
· Williton Station
· Stogumber Station
· Crowcombe Heathfield Station
· Bishops Lydeard Station

· Map showing all WSR stations 
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