Station opened - July 1856 (as Ashcott & Meare)
Ashcott - 1876
Station closed to goods traffic - 13th July 1964
Station closed to passenger traffic - 7th March 1966
Grid Ref: 182 ST 449397
|Originally the station platform here was built of timber,
but this was later replaced by a pre-fabricated S.R. type structure. The
adjacent station building was built from red brick alongside the road
crossing of the Ashcott to Meare road.
There was a single siding just the other side of this crossing on the north side of the line.
A ten lever ground frame controlled the local signals, the access to the siding and operation of the crossing gates.
About half a mile to the west of the station heading
towards Shapwick was 'Alexander's Siding'
serving the Eclipse Peat Company, who had a two foot gauge tramway
leading into their works. Entry into this siding was controlled by a local
See the 'accident' page for information about this accident.
Three quarters of a mile to the east of Ashcott station were 'Petfu Sidings', opened in 1920, these served another local peat works.
Copyright © Kevin Clapcott
Most recent revision Friday August 10, 2007