Notes: Wrangaton railway station was on the South Devon Railway
between Exeter and Plymouth. It also served as the railhead for
a branch was opened to that town from Brent railway station on
19 December 1893.
The station was opened with the line on 5 May 1848, the only
intermediate station between Totnes and the temporary terminus
at Laira, in Plymouth but stations were opened at Brent and Ivybridge
within two months. The station was located in a deep cutting with
a roadside booking office above. From May 1849 to 1st July 1895
the station was known as Kingsbridge Road, the old name being
resumed when the Kingsbridge branch opened.
The station lost its passenger service on 2nd March 1959 but
continued to handle goods until 9th September 1963. A private
siding remained open after that date.
It has been suggested that Wrangaton was the inspiration for
one of the stations mentioned in the Hound of The Baskervilles
- the wayside station where Dr. Watson, Sir Henry and Mortimor
arrived near the Moor and then approached the Moor from the South.
Fowlscombe Manor, now a ruin, is a little to the south of Wrangaton
and it is the most likely candidate for Baskerville Hall