Station opened - 20th July 1874. (As Midsomer Norton)
Midsomer Norton & Welton - 16 October 1898
Midsomer Norton Upper - 26 September 1949
Midsomer Norton South - 25 September 1950
Station closed to passengers - 7 March 1966
Station closed to public goods - 15th June 1964
Grid Ref: 183 ST 664537
|The station was situated just two miles from
Radstock. It consisted of two platforms and a small goods yard at the
southern end of the down platform. This contained just two sidings, one of
which led to a small stone built goods shed.
The approach from the north was at a steep 1 in 50 gradient, easing to 1 in 300 through the station only to steepen again to 1 in 53.
The station was very well maintained, collecting many
awards over the years for its gardens and general appearance.
To the east of the station, over the Silver Street road
bridge (No.48), there was a connection to the Norton Hill Colliery from the
down line. This was opened in 1900. Additional sidings were laid in 1905 and
1907. In 1953 the colliery was modernised and new sidings laid.
For information on the colliery lines in the
Radstock area, see the Radstock page
Copyright © Kevin Clapcott
Most recent revision Friday August 10, 2007