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A winter wander around Weston-super-Mare

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Begin the walk at the Grade II-listed Weston-super-Mare train station – opened in 1884 on a new loop which replaced the 1841 branch line. Brunel’s Grade II-listed signal box is in the adjacent car park as a reminder of this previous trackway.

A winter wander around Weston-super-Mare

 

Walk information Distance: about 1.4 miles Difficulty: easy – a level walk on pavements. Wheelchair, pushchair and dog friendly Duration: about 90 minutes at a leisurely pace

Begin the walk at the Grade II-listed Weston-super-Mare train station – opened in 1884 on a new loop which replaced the 1841 branch line. Brunel’s Grade II-listed signal box is in the adjacent car park as a reminder of this previous trackway. From the station, go over the zebra crossing onto Station Road, past a row of 1930s Art Deco houses on your left, and past local architect Hans Fowler Price’s French-style depository, now Nightingale’s storage facility. Behind the 20-metre Pennant and Ham stone tower of Victoria Methodist Church is the 190-year-old Whitecross Lodge, former home of Richard Parsley who built Weston’s first hotel. You then pass the 1934 former magistrates’ court, most recently used as a television drama location. At the roundabout look left towards Walliscote Primary School, built in 1897 by Hans Price as Weston’s first ‘board school’. Turn right past the Italianate Town Hall, opened in 1859, extended by Price in 1897, further extended in ‘Post Office Georgian’ in 1927, and the brick wing added in 1980.

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