Abbey and West Dereham railway station

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Abbey and West Dereham
Abbey & West Dereham station (remains) geograph-3221892-by-Ben-Brooksbank.jpg
Remains of the station seen in 1991
Location
Place West Dereham
Area King's Lynn and West Norfolk
Grid reference TL656997
Operations
Original company Downham and Stoke Ferry Railway
Pre-grouping Great Eastern Railway
Post-grouping London and North Eastern Railway
Platforms 2
History
1 August 1882 (1882-08-01) Station opens as Abbey
1 January 1886 Renamed Abbey for West Dereham
1 July 1923 Renamed Abbey and West Dereham
22 September 1930 Station closed to passengers
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
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Abbey and West Dereham railway station was a railway station on the line between Downham Market and Stoke Ferry.[1] It served the village of West Dereham and the nearby abbey, in Norfolk, England.

History[edit]

Opened as Abbey by the Downham and Stoke Ferry Railway on 1 August 1882,[2] the line was run from the beginning by the Great Eastern Railway (GER). The station was renamed twice: on 1 January 1886 it became Abbey for West Dereham; and in 1923 as a result of the Grouping the GER became part of the London and North Eastern Railway and the new owners renamed the station Abbey and West Dereham, this occurring on 1 July 1923.[2] The station closed to passenger traffic on 22 September 1930.[2]

The line became part of the Eastern Region of British Railways on nationalisation in 1948.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Conolly 1976, p. 17, section F5.
  2. ^ a b c Butt 1995, p. 11.

References[edit]

  • Allen, Cecil J. (1956) [1955]. The Great Eastern Railway (2nd ed.). Hampton Court, Surrey: Ian Allan. 
  • Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Yeovil: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 1-85260-508-1. R508. 
  • Conolly, W. Philip (January 1976). British Railways Pre-Grouping Atlas and Gazetteer (5th ed.). Shepperton: Ian Allan. ISBN 0-7110-0320-3. EX/0176. 
  • Jowett, A. (2000). Jowett's Nationalised Railway Atlas. Atlantic Publishing. ISBN 0-906899-99-0. 

External links[edit]

Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Stoke Ferry
Line and station closed
  Great Eastern Railway
Stoke Ferry Branch
  Ryston
Line and station closed

Coordinates: 52°34′13″N 0°26′37″E / 52.57035°N 0.44350°E / 52.57035; 0.44350