SideTracked - Bruton Traditional Geocache
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A quick cache at Bruton Station. Park at the station - it is free. To find the cache, you will initially need to walk along the platform.
At the end of the platform, you should find a path frequented by numerous dog walkers and local youth, as well as rail passengers.
You are looking for a plastic screw top container. No ammo box as I'm not sure about the muggle rating of the site!
The station was opened by the Great Western Railway on 1 September 1856 on its Wilts, Somerset and Weymouth main line. At that time this was just a single track but a loop was provided at Bruton to allow trains to pass. Stone buildings were erected on both platforms, and a footbridge linked the platforms from 1895. A signal box was provided from 1877 at the west end of the station.
The goods yard, which was on the north side of the line opposite the signal box, was closed on 5 April 1965 and the station was downgraded to an unstaffed halt from 6 October 1969.
Today the station has two platforms with a modern glass-and-metal waiting shelter on each. A footbridge enables passengers to cross the line.
The geologists amongst you may wish to note that the cutting in which the railway is built is a Site of Special Scientific Interest as one of the best places in England to demonstrate the stratigraphic distinction of ammonites in the subcontractus zone and the morrisi zone!
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