MSO8970 - Langham Station (Monument)


An incomplete station intended for passenger use in the West Somerset Mineral Railway line but never officially used. The building is now almost completely levelled.

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Luxborough Road Station to the east of Gupworthy was intended to be a station on the West Somerset Mineral Railway line but it was never completed. [1-3] The station is not marked on the Ordnance Survey first edition 1:10560 map but is depicted on the First edition 1:2500 map of 1888 and annotated as Langham Station. [5-7] It is annotated Northbrook Station on the 25 inch (1:2500) map of 1904. [3] One of three stations built on the upper section of the West Somerset Mineral Railway line, but never opened to passengers. The building has been almost completely levelled, a few fragments of masonry are all that survive. [8,9]

Sources/Archives (9)

  • <1> Monograph: Sellick R. 1970. The West Somerset Mineral Railway. 32, 101.
  • <2> Map: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1962. 6" SS93NE.
  • <3> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1904. 25" sheet. 58(1).
  • <4> Report: The Hartley Conservation Partnership + David Sekers Consulting Partnership. 2004. West Somerset Mineral Railway Conservation Plan. P.32.
  • <5> Report: Croft, R.A.. 1992. The West Somerset Mineral Railway Research Design. P.5.
  • <6> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1868-1896. County Series, First Edition 6 Inch Map. 1:10560.
  • <7> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1868-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500.
  • <8> Report: Jones, M.H.. 1993. West Somerset Mineral Railway Research Design Summary Report. P.16.
  • <9> Report: Jones, M.H.. 1995. Report on Proposed Low-Key Visitor Access to Industrial Sites on the Brendon Hills. P.10.



Grid reference Centred SS 9818 3548 (54m by 41m)
Map sheet SS93NE

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Other Statuses/References

  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO11123
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 93 NE45
  • National Park: Exmoor National Park
  • NBR Index Number: 8014
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1127994
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 502930
  • Somerset SMR PRN (Somerset): 33421

Record last edited

Mar 20 2014 3:26PM


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