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Corfe Mullen Halt opened in July 1928 and closed in 1956. Today nothing remains of Corfe Mullen Halt, the cutting has been filled in and at the same time bridge No.235 adjoining the station was demolished and the road levelled. Pine Road bridge No.236 which was about 200 yards from bridge 235 still exists, as does Ashington bridge No.238 which was between Broadstone station and Corfe Mullen Halt.

Heading towards Corfe Mullen Junction, which was between Corfe Mullen Halt and Bailey Gate, several bridges still exist including Brog Street bridge No.229 and Blandford Road bridge No.223. The Corfe Mullen crossing keepers cottage is still to be seen and in January 2008 still had its level crossing gates.

Copyright © Gordon Jones 2008
Brog Street bridge No.229

Brog Street Bridge No.229

Photograph Copyright © Geoff Cook 2008

Pine Road Bridge No.236

Pine Road Bridge No. 236

Photograph Copyright © Paul Carter 2005

Ashington Bridge No.238

Ashington Bridge No.238

Photograph Copyright © Paul Carter 2005

Blandford Bridge No.223

Blandford Road Bridge No.223 looking towards Corfe Mullen Junction.

Photograph Copyright © Paul Carter 2005

Corfe Mullen crossing keepers cottage

Corfe Mullen crossing keepers cottage in January 2008. This is a few hundred yards from Blandford Road Bridge No.223 as the line proceeded  towards Bailey Gate.

Photograph Copyright © Geoff Cook 2008

Corfe Mullen Halt in 1956

Corfe Mullen Halt in April 1965. The bridge is No.235 which was demolished about 1985 and the cutting infilled. This is a colour tinted version of an original black and white photograph by Colin Caddy.

Photograph Copyright © Colin Caddy 1965

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