Borrowash railway station

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Borrowash
Borrowash railway station.jpg
Borrowash station in 1961
Location
Place Borrowash
Area Erewash
Operations
Original company Midland Counties Railway
Pre-grouping Midland Railway
Post-grouping LMS
British Railways
Platforms 2
History
4 June 1839 First opened
1 May 1871 New station opened
1 May 1898 renamed Borrowash for Ockbrook
1 April 1904 renamed Borrowash
14 February 1966 Closed [1]
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Borrowash railway station was a station at Borrowash in Derbyshire.

It was built in 1839 for the Midland Counties Railway, which shortly joined the North Midland Railway and the Birmingham and Derby Junction Railway to form the Midland Railway. This line is now part of the Midland Main Line between Long Eaton and Derby

The fourth station from Nottingham, it was at first only a temporary building in the cutting. Its first station master was a Mr. Portlock.

During the building of the line it was necessary to cut through an Anglo-Saxon barrow. It may have been the scene of a massacre for many skulls were found, of people aged from 18 to 60, cloven by Danish battleaxes, some being presented to Derby Museum.[2]

A new station was built in 1871, for a time known as Borrowash for Ockbrook, it closed to passengers in 1966 and was demolished in 1994.

The original station became a private house and survives today. The remains of a flight of steps to the former platform can still be made out.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Butt, R.V.J. (1995) The Directory of Railway Stations, Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd.,
  2. ^ Heath, P. (ed) (2005) Melbourne 1820-1875: A Diary by Joseph Briggs, Melbourne Historical Research Group

Bibliography[edit]

  • The Nottingham and Derby Railway Companion, (1839) Republished 1979 with Foreword by J.B.Radford, Derbyshire Record Society
  • Higginson, M, (1989) The Midland Counties Railway: A Pictorial Survey, Derby: Midland Railway Trust.

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Coordinates: 52°54′14″N 1°23′04″W / 52.90400°N 1.38438°W / 52.90400; -1.38438