Station opened - 31st August 1863

Station closed to goods traffic - 5th April 1965
Station closed to passenger traffic - 7th March 1966

Grid Ref: 183 ST 738182

Built on a passing loop, the station consisted of two platforms, the brick built main station buildings being at the southern end of the up platform. The down platform having a waiting shelter.
At the southern end of the platforms was a level crossing on the Shaftesbury to Stalbridge road.
A small goods yard was located on the up side of the line, this had cattle pens, a loading dock with a 7 ton crane, and a through line goods shed on the long middle siding. This siding was extended to cross the road during the second world war to link up with the Ministry of Food supply depot opposite.
The sidings were all taken out of use in April of 1965.

The station area was all controlled by a 18 lever brick built signal box. This was situated at the southern end of the up platform adjacent to the station buildings and road crossing. The signal box stayed open until the station closed in March 1966.

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