Chelfham Station is open to all visitors every Sunday throughout the year.
Please do come and see us and the early restoration work including the down platform excavation. You can also walk the recently cleared trackbed north of Valley Cottage. The raised woodland walk gives good views of the trackbed.
Parking is available at the station - follow the signs from underneath the viaduct.
Please make sure you allow access to Chelfham Mill School and Distant Point at all times.
Chelfham Platform Brick Appeal
With the completion of the excavation of the main section of the Down Platform edge foundations (see THIS ARTICLE), we are now able to estimate the number of bricks required to reinstate the platform edge.
Also, now that the location of the Lynton end of the up platform is known, it is apparent that approximately a quarter of the up platform bricks are also missing.
To restore both platforms will require only about 800 bricks
Measuring 9in x 4 1/4in x 3in, the faces have a fairly uniform blue appearance whilst the sides and ends have a reddish tinge and are variously described as Staffordshire Blue, or Blue Engineering Bricks.
A sample of the sort of brick needed.
A few years ago members from across the country located a source of bricks at Fort Dunlop, Birmingham, and this enabled the reinstatement of the missing third of the Woody Bay up platform. If anyone can locate a similar source of 'more of the same' we would be extremely grateful.
Note : Please seek the owners permission before demolishing any building :-)
Thank you for your support of the L&BR.
If you think you might be able to help source these bricks, or need further information, please EMAIL John Edmonds directly.