Manningford Halt railway station

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Manningford Halt
Location
Place Manningford
Area Wiltshire
Coordinates 51°20′05″N 1°48′45″W / 51.3347°N 1.8126°W / 51.3347; -1.8126Coordinates: 51°20′05″N 1°48′45″W / 51.3347°N 1.8126°W / 51.3347; -1.8126
Operations
Original company Great Western Railway
Post-grouping Great Western Railway
Platforms 2
History
20 June 1932 (1932-06-20) Opened
18 April 1966 (1966-04-18) Closed
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
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Manningford Halt is a former railway station which opened in 1932 in Manningford parish, Wiltshire, England on the Berks and Hants Extension Railway between Pewsey and Devizes. The halt closed in 1966 when local services were withdrawn.[1]

The halt was about half a mile north of both Manningford Abbots and Manningford Bruce, west of the bridge carrying the Wilcot road over the railway,[2] which had opened in 1862.[3] The two platforms each had a small corrugated iron shelter.[1]

The track remains open as part of the Reading–Taunton line.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Oakley, Mike (2004). Wiltshire Railway Stations. Wimborne: The Dovecote Press. pp. 85–86. ISBN 1-904349-33-1. 
  2. ^ "Ordnance Survey 1:25,000 maps of Great Britain, sheet SU15". National Library of Scotland. 1958. Retrieved 18 August 2018. 
  3. ^ Crittall, Elizabeth, ed. (1959). "Victoria County History: Wiltshire: Vol 4 – Railways". British History Online. University of London. Retrieved 18 August 2018. 

External links[edit]

Preceding station Historical railways Following station
Pewsey
Line and station open
  Great Western Railway
Berks and Hants Railway
  Woodborough
Line open, station closed