Bawtry railway station
Bawtry station in 1967
|Original company||Great Northern Railway|
|Pre-grouping||Great Northern Railway|
|Post-grouping||London and North Eastern Railway
Eastern Region of British Railways
|4 September 1849||Opened|
|6 October 1958||Closed to passengers|
|30 April 1971||Goods facilities withdrawn|
|Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom|
|Closed railway stations in Britain
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The lengthy platforms were situated to the north of the long, low viaduct, the main buildings being on the town (down) side of the line. A signal box was provided on the north end of the London-bound platform. The station was unique in its structures, these being highly individual. The main building had a small portico leading to the booking office at the front with all the usual facilities within the building. Platform shelters were in wood in typical style of the GNR.
In the first half of the 20th century the royal family customarily attended Doncaster races. They would alight at Bawtry, being greeted with the usual enthusiasm, and proceed by road to the racecourse.
|Preceding station||Historical railways||Following station|
|Rossington||London and North Eastern Railway
Retford to Doncaster
The buildings and platforms have been swept away but a couple of goods yard buildings are now houses.
In a report to Doncaster Borough Council in September 2008 land near the station has been protected should the site be required as a new station, with car parking facilities, in the future as the town grows.
- Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations, Patrick Stephens Ltd, Sparkford, ISBN 1-85260-508-1, p. 29.
- "South Yorkshire Railway Stations on old postcards" by Norman Ellis. Reflections of a Bygone Age. ISBN 0-946245-88-6
- Report to Doncaster Borough Council on the planning strategy of preserving access and opening stations on rail routes in the borough. (The Star, Saturday, 14 February 2009)