Shapwick

Station opened - 28th August 1854

Station closed to goods traffic - 10th June 1963
Station closed to passenger traffic - 7th March 1966

Grid Ref: 182 ST 423412

Originally opened under the control of the Somerset Central Railway in 1854, Shapwick had two platform built on a passing loop. The main station building on the up platform was of wooden construction, this incidentally burnt down in September 1900 and was replaced with a similar building. The down platform had just a small wooden shelter.
At the eastern end of the station, just beyond a level crossing , there were a couple of sidings with a goods shed.

A seventeen lever wooden signal box was situated on the down side of the line just the other side of the level crossing. This was built in 1901 when the station buildings were re-built following a fire.

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Most recent revision Friday August 10, 2007