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The Line today - Clevedon section

Although very little of the line can be clearly seen today, if you know where to look the route of the line can be seen in places (and sometimes walked). The Main map shows the general route, and using the Detail Maps button on station pages, the route of the line and location of most stations can be found. ’The Line Today’ is split into Northern section, Clevedon section and Southern section to improve download times. This page shows the Clevedon section.

Tip: To help to locate the route, look for electricity sub-stations. They were often positioned on the old track bed, because generally ownership of the land was unknown after the closure of the line.

The booklet “Discover Somerset’s Lost Railway” will be found useful when exploring.

Some of the places where you can still see traces of the line or the route it followed are - (going south from Clevedon All Saints crossing) :                   Click a photo to enlarge

Clevedon All Saints crossing

Looking south towards Clevedon.

All Saints church is to the left of photo. The line crossed the Clevedon to Portishead road where the pedestrian crossing is today. The route of the line towards Clevedon passed to the left of house in the distance along route of path. See below. See All Saints detail map.

All Saints crossing

View in opposite direction to photo above- looking towards Portishead. The line passed through where the bus stop and fencing now stand. All Saints detail map.

Clevedon All Saints

The location of Clevedon All Saints halt can be seen here. The line ran along the route of this footpath near All Saints church. The halt was alongside this house where the wall stands today. Beyond is where the line crossed the Portishead road heading towards Portishead. See above. See also Then & now

Clevedon East

Clevedon East halt was located on the north side of Tickenham Road roughly where the petrol station is now. See detail map.

Photo to come

Parnell Road crossing, Clevedon

The railway ran from the foreground away from the camera alongside the building towards The Triangle. Parnell Road crosses from left to right. The building on the right was where the 'Argentine' carriages were assembled, and was once a barn, being over 250 years old. In recent years it was a builders’ merchants, but was sadly demolished in March 2015. There was a level crossing gate across the track by the building. The road meeting Parnell Road is Teignmouth Road which today follows the route of the line. Just behind the camera, a line branched off to the Gas Works.

See also Then & now.

Parnell Road crossing

Clevedon Triangle

Though there are are no remains, the route where trains passed through the streets can be seen near WH Smith. The line ran along this path beside the Conservative Club (once the Portishead extension was built) across the road by WH Smith and through the current precinct.

See also Then & now and Clevedon Triangle crossing.

In 2014 the WC&P Railway Group erected an Interpretation board alongside the Conservative Club. Other boards have also been erected. See Interpretation Boards page for locations.


In this picture, the trains ran across from right to left in front of WH Smith (once the Portishead extension was built).

See also Then & now and Clevedon Triangle crossing.

Clevedon Triangle

Clevedon Station

Unfortunately, there is no sign today of the main Clevedon station or engine sheds etc. These were situated on the site of the main shopping precinct, and car park.

The route after the station is now mostly built over until the Blind Yeo river.

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