Daventry railway station

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Daventry
Location
Place Daventry
Area Daventry
Operations
Original company London and North Western Railway
Pre-grouping London and North Western Railway
Platforms 2
History
1 March 1888 Station opens
September 1958 Station closes
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
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Daventry was a railway station serving the town of Daventry in Northamptonshire, England. It was on the Weedon to Leamington Spa branch line. The station opened on 1 March 1888 when a branch from the main line at Weedon reached the town. This line was extended in 1895 to reach Leamington Spa.[1]

The station was located to the east of the town centre, and was made mostly from wood. It was on a passing loop and had two platforms linked by a footbridge. The main station building was located on the down (westbound) platform, with a small waiting room on the up platform.[1] The station was closed to passengers on 15 September 1958, however the line remained open for freight until 2 December 1963.

Nothing now remains of the station. It was demolished in January 1968, and the A425 Daventry bypass built over the site.[1] However some of the former trackbed to the north of the station remains in use as a footpath and cycleway.

Long Buckby railway station is now the nearest station to Daventry, being 4.5 miles away.

Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Weedon
Line and station closed
  London and North Western Railway
Weedon to Leamington Spa line
  Braunston
Line and station closed

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Hurst, Geoffrey (1993). LNWR Branch Lines of West Leicestershire & East Warwickshire (First Edition ed.). Milepost Publications. ISBN 0-947796-16-9. 

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Coordinates: 52°15′32″N 1°09′20″W / 52.2588°N 1.1555°W / 52.2588; -1.1555