MSO8966 - Gupworthy / Goosemoor Railway Station (Monument)
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Type and Period (4)
- GOODS SHED (AD 19th Century to AD 20th Century - 1862 AD to 1923 AD (Unclassified))
- RAILWAY STATION (AD 19th Century to AD 20th Century - 1862 AD to 1923 AD (Unclassified))
- WEIGHBRIDGE (AD 19th Century to AD 20th Century - 1862 AD to 1923 AD (Unclassified))
- RAILWAY PLATFORM (AD 19th Century to AD 20th Century - 1862 AD to 1923 AD (Unclassified))
Gupworthy Railway Station was built in 1862-3 as an extension to the West Somerset Mineral Railway (the extension cost £16,000). Its features included the station building with accommodation, two goods sheds (one of wood and one of stone) and a weighbridge, together with a coal wharf and trackway from Kennisham Mine to the north. It was closed in 1923 but many of the buildings are still extant. The platform and trackbed are in good condition although grassed over. [1-4] Altered, but easily readable original two-storey Station House.  It is called Gupworthy Station on the Ordnance Survey first edition map of 1884 but Goosemoor Station from the 1974 map onwards. [2,6] The western terminus of the line. In addition to the above structures the there was also a coal wharf and a trackway from Kennisham mine to the north. The station house is now a private dwelling. The stone goods shed is still roofed and in good condition, probably used for storage. Nothing remains of the actual weighbridge but the weighbridge building survives as a roofless structure in good condition. This also apparently served as a ticket office for passengers. Other than a substantial sleeper nothing survives of the wooden goods shed. A small hut, depicted on the first edition Ordnance Survey 1:2500 map at circa SS 96303550 survives in a ruinous condition.  The station building was of two storeys and included the Station Master's accomodation. Similar in plan to Brendon Hill Station and similarly never officially used for passenger traffic, and soon converted to other uses. The stone goods shed is in good condition, the timber shed demolished. 
- <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. 29-30, 32, 59, 84, 101-102.
- <2> SMO5112 Map: Ordnance Survey. Various. Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date) . 25" 1974.
- <3> SSO837 Unassigned: Burrow, I. 11.04.84. Somerset County Council. Burrow I, SCPD, 11-APR-1998.
- <4> SSO1004 Unassigned: Dennison, E, Somerset County Council. 22.12.85. Dennison E, SCPD 22-DEC-1985.
- <5> SEM6860 Report: The Hartley Conservation Partnership + David Sekers Consulting Partnership. 2004. West Somerset Mineral Railway Conservation Plan. P.23.
- <6> SEM6703 Map: Ordnance Survey. 1868-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500. 1884.
- <7> SEM7035 Report: Croft, R.A.. 1992. The West Somerset Mineral Railway Research Design. P.6.
- <8> SEM6840 Report: Jones, M.H.. 1993. West Somerset Mineral Railway Research Design Summary Report. P.17.
- <9> SSO153 Aerial photograph: 1993. DAP VU 25, 27-9 (1993), WD31,33.
|Grid reference||Centred SS 9625 3555 (80m by 46m)|
|Civil Parish||BROMPTON REGIS, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET|
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External Links (1)
- http://www.pastscape.org.uk/hob.aspx?hob_id=1127759 (Original Monarch entry: 1127759)
- Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO11119
- National Monuments Record reference: SS 93 NE 41
- National Park: Exmoor National Park
- Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1127759
- Somerset SMR PRN (Somerset): 33417
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Mar 20 2014 3:26PM
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