As its name implies, Morchard Road station is located at some distance from the village
of Morchard Bishop. Despite this, its passenger figures in the early 20th Century
always exceeded those of Copplestone. The architecture and original layout of the
two neighbouring stations was strikingly similar. Both had cranes and a nearby slaughterhouse.
There was no footbridge at either station. Exeter-bound passengers at Morchard Road
reached the up platform by taking a crosswalk of sleepers at the north end of the
station, close to a signal box that stood at the station’s Barnstaple end. A siding,
protected by catch points and with a loading platform for the slaughterhouse, extended
back to the road bridge from the down platform.
There is limited parking at the station. At the end of the station approach road, a left turn and a walk of 100 yards brings you to the local pub, The Devonshire Dumpling . Across from the pub on the opposite side of the main road, just off the lane leading up to Down St. Mary, are public conveniences