Spetisbury Halt

Station opened - 1st November 1860 (As Spetisbury)

Renaming -

Spetisbury Halt - 13th August 1934

Station unstaffed from - 13th August 1934
Station closed to all traffic - 17th September 1956

Grid Ref: 195 ST 908029

Originally opened under the control of the Dorset Central Railway in 1860 with a single platform and booking office.
Approximately one and a half miles to the South of Charlton Marshall Halt, Spetisbury, as it was originally named, eventually had two platforms after the line was doubled in 1901, both having a booking office and waiting room.
In August of 1934 the station was unmanned and was renamed Spetisbury Halt.

Spetisbury Station

View of Spetisbury station around 1875.
Note 'Disc & Crossbar' signal

In 1901, when the line was doubled, a signal box was built at the Northern end of the station. This box controlled the section of line between Bailey Gate and Blandford. The box closed in 1952.

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