Cossington

Station opened - 21st July 1890

Station closed to passenger traffic - 1st December 1952
Station closed to goods traffic - 4th October 1954

Grid Ref: 182 ST 358408

Cossington was originally the only intermediate station on the single line Bridgwater branch until Bawdrip Halt was built about a mile down the line in 1923. Consisting of a single platform on the up side of the line with stone built buildings.
Also on the up side of the line there was a single siding with a short head shunt located behind the station area. This siding had cattle pens and a loading dock.

Control of the siding was from a local ground frame enclosed in a wooden hut on the station platform. After closure of the goods facilities in 1954 his hut was later transported to the East Somerset Railway.

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