From Chilcompton the line ran south-
The platforms of Binegar station started from the western side of the bridge and extended for about 320 feet, the main station buildings being on the ‘down’ platform with a signal box and a shelter on the ‘up’ platform. The Station masters house was also on the ‘down’ platform side, but about 100 feet beyond the platform and slightly to the south. The station approach road was on the ‘down’ platform side and ran parallel with the platform, starting from the bridge end, it went up a gradient to reach the level of the station at the western end of the platform.
All traces of the station and platform are gone. A bungalow has been built on the top of the abutment that once supported the bridge on the station side. Further along on the site once occupied by the platforms and station buildings is a large house named “The Beechings”, a name that I suspect many railway enthusiasts would rather forget! The station approach road still exists as does the Station Masters House, now a private residence.
Binegar Station approach road on an afternoon in early April 2007. The platforms and station buildings once stood along the top of the wall, now occupied by a large house. The Station Masters house, now a private residence is silhouetted on the left of the picture against the spring sky.
The remaining abutments of Bridge No.65 at Binegar. The abutment on the left side of the picture now has a bungalow built on it, just behind the trees. The station platforms started at this point and extended to within 100 feet of the Station Masters house at the top of the approach road. This picture was taken from the end of the approach road, (about the same point as the picture above).
Beyond the Station Masters house no trace of the track bed remains for about 550
yards and then it re-
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