The Down Platform
Holmsley Station seems an extraordinarily substantial building given that it is, and always has been, in the middle of nowhere.
In fact it was know as Christchurch Road until a branch line was built from Ringwood to that town in 1862.
Station House, Holmsley
In addition to the Station House, now occupied by the excellent tearooms, the bridge carrying the A35 over the track bed still exists and is in use, and the remains of the down platform can still be seen.
To the east the track bed has been converted into a road, replacing the old road which used to run to the north of Wilverley Inclosure. To the west the track is a public path which eventually joins the section of the line covered by my Burbush Walk.