Braunton’s on the right lines

A CENTURY of the Braunton railway and other historical features of the village are the subject of four information boards installed by the parish council. Two provide a trail featuring buildings of current and historical interest. They were funded by the

A CENTURY of the Braunton railway and other historical features of the village are the subject of four information boards installed by the parish council.

Two provide a trail featuring buildings of current and historical interest. They were funded by the Northern Devon Coast and Countryside Service, as part of its Explore Braunton Project.

A community grant from previous county councillor Jenny Jenkins provided two more, commemorating the former railway. The village was the home of the largest station between Barnstaple and Ilfracombe; it opened in 1874 and closed 1970.

Four smaller panels show the sites of Station House, Braunton Signal Box, The Sidings and Braunton Gates. The Gates panel is sponsored by Marilyn, Allison and Ken Abbott whose father was one of the last Braunton Station Masters.


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A special exhibition, Braunton's Railway Days 1874-1970 at Braunton and District Museum will run throughout the summer.

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