MDE11177 - Woody Bay train station, Lynton and Barnstaple Railway (Monument)


The disused Woody Bay Railway Station was converted into a house but has been reopened with the restoration of this section of the train line. A locomotive on the site was dedicated as a war memorial by the Bishop of Exeter in 2008.

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Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

SS 6830 4642. Woody Bay Station shown on the six inch 2nd Edition Ordnance Survey map. [1] 'Station House' shown on six inch 1963 map. [2] SS 6825 4641. The 'Old Woody Bay Station' [3] is now in use as a dwelling house. [4] The station site was reacquired in the mid 90s and restoration was undertaken, involving the building being 'completed gutted'. [5] A Kerr Stuart 60cm 0-6-0 well and side tank locomotive named 'Axe', one of seventy 'Joffre' class engines ordered by the French Government for use on the Western Front, is held at Woody Bay Station. It was purchased by the railway in 1983 and is dedicated as a memorial to all those who served on the railways on the Western Front in World War One. [6] The building is depicted and labelled on the 2020 MasterMap data. [7]

Sources/Archives (7)

  • <2> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1892-1906. County Series, 2nd Edition 6 Inch Map. 1:10560. 1903.
  • <2> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1963. 6 Inch Map: 1963.
  • <3> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1973. 1:2500. 1:25,000. SS 6846.
  • <4> Unpublished document: Sainsbury, I.S.S. Field Investigators Comments. RCHME Field Investigation, 19 August 1993.
  • <5> Website: Simon, Mark. 2013. Lynton and Barnstaple Railway.
  • <6> Website: Imperial War Museum. United Kingdom National Inventory of War Memorials. UKNIWM reference 67674.
  • <7>XY Map: Ordnance Survey. 2020. MasterMap data. 1:2,500. [Mapped feature: #39587 ]



Grid reference Centred SS 6824 4641 (19m by 9m)
Map sheet SS64NE

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Other Statuses/References

  • Devon SMR (Devonshire): SS64NE/99
  • Devon SMR Monument ID: 31423
  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MDE21136
  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MDE7486
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 64 NE33
  • National Park
  • NBR Index Number: 8146
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 503062
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 915063

Record last edited

Oct 28 2020 4:36PM


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