Northam (North Devon) railway station


Northam (North Devon) railway station
Northam
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Map showing the position of Northam station
Location
Place Northam
Area North Devon
Operations
Original company Bideford, Westward Ho! and Appledore Railway
Pre-grouping British Electric Traction
Platforms 1
History
20 May 1901[1][2] Opened
28 March 1917 Closed[3]
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Northam railway station was a railway station in North Devon, close to Appledore, serving the village of Northam, Parish of Northam; a community within the Appledore peninsula. It was 5 miles and 45 chains from Bideford.[4]

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History

This was the terminus station on the line in 1901[4] prior to the extension to Appledore of 1908. The station stood a lttle way from the village of Northam. Many of the trevellers were golfers on their way to the links on the Burrows.[5]

Infrastructure

Northam had a shelter and one platform of 180 feet length on the down side of the line; [4] it originally had a short run round loop and a signal box and one semaphore signal,[4] however with the completion of the extension to Appledore in 1908 it was reduced to a single line without sidings or signalling.[4][6] The line, without gates, crossed Pimpley Road on the level before reaching the Richmond Road request halt.[4]

Micro history

In January 1901 a one carriage train ran from Bideford to Northam carrying a few friends of the Directors.[7]

Jack Shears, who lived at Northam, was one of the trackmen who worked to maintain the permanent way.[8]

No photographs appear to exist of Northam railway station.

The previous and next stations

Preceding station Historical railways Following station
Beach Road Halt
Line closed; station closed
  Bideford, Westward Ho! and Appledore Railway

Bideford to Westward Ho!, Northam and Appledore

  Richmond Road
Line closed; station closed

References

Notes;

Bideford, Westward Ho! and Appledore Railway
Legend
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Appledore
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Lovers Lane Halt
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Richmond Road Halt
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Northam
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Beach Road Halt
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Westward Ho!
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Cornborough Cliffs Halt
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Abbotsham Road
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Kenwith Castle Halt
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Causeway Crossing
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The Lane Halt
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Bideford Strand Halt
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0,0 Bideford Quay
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Bideford
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North Devon Railway
  1. ^ Jenkins, Page 44
  2. ^ Baxter, Page 8
  3. ^ Jenkins, Page 123
  4. ^ a b c d e f Jenkins, Page 110
  5. ^ Christie, Page 140
  6. ^ Garner, Page 76
  7. ^ Baxter, Page 6
  8. ^ Griffith, Page 43

Sources;

  1. Baxter, Julia & Jonathan (1980). The Bideford, Westward Ho! and Appledore railway 1901-1917. Pub. Chard. ISBN 0-9507330-1-6.
  2. Christie, Peter (1995). North Devon History. The Lazarus Press. ISBN 1-898546-08-8.
  3. Garner, Rod (2008). The Bideford, Westward Ho! & Appledore Railway. Pub. Kestrel Railway Books. ISBN 987-1-905505-09-8.
  4. Griffith, Roger (1969). The Bideford, Westward Ho! and Appledore Railway. School project and personal communications. Bideford Museum.
  5. Jenkins, Stanley C. (1993). The Bideford, Westward Ho! and Appledore Railway. Oxford : Oakwood Press. ISBN 0-85361-452-0.
  6. Stuckey, Douglas (1962). The Bideford, Westward Ho! and Appledore Railway 1901-1917. Pub. West Country Publications.

External links

Coordinates: 51°02′42″N 4°12′58″W / 51.0449°N 4.2161°W / 51.0449; -4.2161


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