This cache belongs to the SideTracked series. It is not designed to take you to a magical place with a breath taking view but to be a distraction for the weary traveller; of course anyone else can go and find it too. More Information can be found on the SideTracked Series website at www.sidetrackedseries.info https://www.sidetrackedseries.info
This cache is placed within a short distance of the main station and should be easy to do as a cache and dash if required. Please bring a writing implement with you – the log book needs to be signed to keep that smiley! Happy hunting and don’t forget to visit the lovely station too.
Crediton railway station was completed by the Exeter and Crediton Railway in 1847 but due to political delays, didn’t actually open until 1851. The main building, now a tea room, is thought to be the oldest such railway building, still in use, in the west of England; the two waiting shelters are of a similar vintage and the three buildings collectively make for a most attractive rural station. By 1862, the London & South Western Railway had gained a lease of the line and in 1879 they became owners of it. However they themselves were absorbed into the Southern Railway during the big grouping of companies in 1923. The LSWR Type 1 signal box dates from 1875 and the footbridge 1878 - both have changed little since construction.
In 2002, Friends of Crediton Station was formed to look after and preserve this wonderful station and volunteers still tend to the buildings and keep them painted in LSWR colours; the flower beds are just as vibrant as always.