MSO7820 - Comberow Station (Monument)
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The station for the West Somerset Mineral Railway at Comberow was the official terminus of the passenger service, although passengers transferred to the open truck which ascended the incline. The buildings included a station building with a single platform, a water tower, disc and crossbar signal, several sidings and the stationmaster's house.  The remains of the platform and station building are visible at ST 0297 3533. The platform is overgrown with large saplings obscuring it. It is 25m long, 6m wide with a stone revetted front edge, 0.7m high. The remains of a demolished building, the station, lie on the platform. They comprise a stone revettment wall, 10m long and 1.7m high with a large ash growing out of it. A disturbed area to the front comprises demolition debris. The stationmasters house is now called Coomberow Cottage (ST 0292 3527), and has been modernised and extended.  The station was demolished in the 1930s.  The remains of Combe Row Station comprising the station platform, the revetment wall of the station building, a water tank support and the buried remains of a culvert. Scheduled.  Former station building and stone and timber locomotive water tank demolished. Dressed (squared) masonry remains of former platform only just discernable.  The Station Master's house is now called Water House.  The station area was not assessed during the 2009 Scheduled Monument Condition Survey.  The site was surveyed in July 2015 as part of the 2015 Exmoor Scheduled Monument Condition Assessment. It was given a survival score of 0.  A file on the site is held by the RCHME.  This record was enhanced as part of the National Record of the Historic Environment to Exmoor National Park Historic Environment Record data transfer project. 
- <1> SMO5787 Monograph: Sellick, R.. 1970. The West Somerset Mineral Railway and the Story of the Brendon Hills Iron Mines. David and Charles Limited. Second. 97-100.
- <2> SMO7322 Unpublished document: Riley, H.. Field Investigators Comments. RCHME Field Investigation, 1998.
- <3> SMO5308 Verbal communication: Various. Various. Oral Information. Owner of Timwood Farm Cottages, 1998.
- <4> SMO4073 Unpublished document: Various. Scheduled Monument Notification . 3 September 2004.
- <5> SEM6860 Report: The Hartley Conservation Partnership + David Sekers Consulting Partnership. 2004. West Somerset Mineral Railway Conservation Plan. P.46.
- <6> SEM7035 Report: Croft, R.A.. 1992. The West Somerset Mineral Railway Research Design. P.3.
- <7> SEM7005 Report: Jones, M.H.. 1995. Report on Proposed Low-Key Visitor Access to Industrial Sites on the Brendon Hills. P.8.
- <8> SSO151 Aerial photograph: 1993, 1994. DAP VU 1-2.
- <9> SEM7987 Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 975191; Email correspondence, Mr Moss, 4 January 2015.
- <10> SEM7402 Report: Bray, L.S.. 2010. Scheduled Monument Condition Assessment 2009, Exmoor National Park.
- <11> SEM8278 Report: Gent, T. and Manning, P.. 2015. Exmoor National Park Scheduled Monument Condition Survey 2015. Archaedia.
- <12> SEM341257 Collection: Unknown. Unknown. Volume: Combe Row Station, Old Cleeve.
- <13> SEM7987 Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 975191, Extant 30 May 2022.
|Grid reference||Centred ST 0296 3532 (71m by 18m)|
|Civil Parish||OLD CLEEVE, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET|
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External Links (1)
- http://www.pastscape.org.uk/hob.aspx?hob_id=975191 (Original Monarch entry: 975191)
- Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO11804
- National Monuments Record reference: ST 03 NW 41
- NBR Index Number: 7990
- NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 975191
- Somerset SMR PRN (Somerset): 34379
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May 30 2022 3:55PM
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