MSO7848 - Roadwater Railway Station (Building)


A railway station of the West Somerset Mineral Railway. The railway house is now in use as a private dwelling and much altered. The platform survives but is grassed over.

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Besides the usual buildings and platform this station on the West Somerset Mineral Railway had a wooden coal store, a weighbridge and several sidings. [1] Roadwater Station House survives, albeit altered following extension to the northwest elevation. [2] Roadwater Station comprised a station building and platform, a wooden coal store, weighbridge and several sidings. [4] No trace of the coal store or weighbridge are visible. The base of the bridge remains in situ, crossing the river to the south of the station. Three original level crossing gates also survive in situ. [4] The station platform survives for circa 36.5 metres but is grassed over. No significant trace of the goods yard, weighbridge or coal store survive and this area was in use for some time as a market garden. [5,6] The railway line and buildings can be viewed on the 1st and 2nd Edition Ordnance Survey maps. [8,9] The station building itself is now a private dwelling: "Station Bungalow". A flat roofed porch has been added to the standard design building, a lentgh of platform survives on each side of the building. The coal stores still stand at ST 0391 3821, with an area of waste ground to the north, centred at ST 0319 3822, representing the former sidings. [10] The hip roofed Station of 1864 is in Watersmeet Close. It served the West Somerset Mineral Railway. [11] The RCHME have collated a file on the site. [12] This record was enhanced as part of the National Record of the Historic Environment to Exmoor National Park Historic Environment Record data transfer project. [12] The station is mentioned in a publication on the industrial archaeology of Somerset. [13]

Sources/Archives (14)

  • --- Monograph: Daniel, P. (Ed.). 2019. A guide to the industrial archaeology of Somerset. Association for Industrial Archaeology. 2nd Edition. p 73, W31.2.
  • <1> Monograph: Sellick R. 1970. The West Somerset Mineral Railway. 97.
  • <2> Collection: Somerset County Council. 2009. Somerset County Council Historic Environment Record. 34378.
  • <3> Report: The Hartley Conservation Partnership + David Sekers Consulting Partnership. 2004. West Somerset Mineral Railway Conservation Plan. P.49.
  • <4> Monograph: Sellick, R.. 1970. The West Somerset Mineral Railway and the Story of the Brendon Hills Iron Mines. David and Charles Limited. Second. P.99.
  • <5> Report: Croft, R.A.. 1992. The West Somerset Mineral Railway Research Design. P.2-3.
  • <6> Report: Jones, M.H.. 1993. West Somerset Mineral Railway Research Design Summary Report. P.10.
  • <7> Report: Jones, M.H.. 1995. Report on Proposed Low-Key Visitor Access to Industrial Sites on the Brendon Hills. P.7.
  • <8> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1854-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500.
  • <9> Map: Ordnance Survey. County Series; 2nd Edition (1st Revision) 25 Inch Map. 1:2500.
  • <10> Unpublished document: Riley, H.. Field Investigators Comments. RCHME Field Investigation, 1998.
  • <11> Monograph: Orbach, J. and Pevsner, N.. 2014. The Buildings of England: Somerset - South and West. Yale University Press. 542.
  • <12> Collection: Unknown. Unknown. Volume: Roadwater Railway Station, Old Cleeve.
  • <13> Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 975152, Updated 30 May 2022.

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Other Statuses/References

  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO11803
  • Local Heritage List Status (Unassessed)
  • National Monuments Record reference: ST 03 NW 40
  • NBR Index Number: 8031
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 502947
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 975152
  • Somerset SMR PRN (Somerset): 34378



Grid reference Centred ST 0321 3822 (55m by 52m)
Map sheet ST03NW

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Oct 11 2022 2:31PM


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