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Montacute Railway Station 1882-1964

Montacute Station operated from 1882 to 1964. It was a late addition to the Bristol and Exeter Railway line from Taunton through Durston, Langport and Martock, to Pen Mill station in Yeovil. The Great Western Railway Company took the line over in 1876. Along with many of the UK's stations, Montacute was closed in 1964 as part of Beeching's 'reshaping' of the Railway network. The present day A3088 road from Cartgate roundabout on the A303 was built around 1984. It runs past Montacute along the route of the old railway until it reaches Bunford Lane roundabout by Westland's (now Leonardo's) airfield in Yeovil.

Phil Lilley has assembled photos and video footage to create a brilliant YouTube video of the history of this once-busy stop:

This YouTube video shows additional footage that wasn't included in Phil Lilley's history video:

In my page 'The village while I was growing up' I say a bit about how the village changed going from the 1960's to the 1980's. Otherwise check out Montacute Snippets for my notes on different topics.

If you scroll to the bottom of the homepage you will find the gallery containing some pictures of the village.