Holton Village Halt railway station

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Holton Village Halt
Holton-le-Clay-railway-station.jpg
Station site in 2007.
Location
Place Holton-le-Clay
Area East Lindsey
Operations
Original company Great Northern Railway
Post-grouping London and North Eastern Railway
Eastern Region of British Railways
Platforms 2
History
11 December 1905 Opened
11 September 1961 Closed
December 1980 Closure of line
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
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Holton Village Halt was a railway halt on the East Lincolnshire Railway[1] which served the village of Holton-le-Clay in Lincolnshire between 1905 and 1961. The station, which opened as part of a new motor train service between Grimsby and Louth, was the second station the serve the village after Holton-le-Clay and Tetney situated further to the south. The line through Holton-le-Clay remained open for freight until December 1980.

History[edit]

The station was opened on 11 December 1905[2] to coincide with the introduction of a motor train service by the Great Northern Railway.[3] It was the second station opened on the East Lincolnshire Line to serve the village of Holton-le-Clay in Lincolnshire. Holton-le-Clay and Tetney had opened in 1848[2] but was over a mile to the south of the village and more convenient for Tetney to the east,[4] whilst Holton Village Halt was in the village itself.[3] The station had two low parallel railmotor platforms to the south of a level crossing over Tetney Lane, with a timber waiting shelter and lamp on each platform.[5] A stationhouse was situated on the north side of the crossing.[6] It was of more substantial construction than the other halts on the line,[7] such as Grainsby Halt which was unlit and had only one passenger shelter.[8]

Although the July 1922 timetable shows that passenger services only called at the station upon request, [9] by August 1961 a total of seven trains from Grimsby called on weekdays, with an extra train running on Fridays.[7] The station closed to passengers on 11 September 1961;[10] it outlasted the earlier Holton-le-Clay station to the south by six years.[10]

Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Waltham
Line and station closed
  Great Northern Railway
East Lincolnshire Line
  Holton-le-Clay
Line and station closed

Present day[edit]

The halt was demolished by British Rail long before final closure of the line in December 1980 and little remains of it today.[11][12] The level crossing gates to the south have survived and the stationhouse is in private occupation.[6] The village of Holton-le-Clay has expanded over the fields which bordered the line, which has led one author to speculate that the East Lincolnshire Railway, if it had remained open, would have become a vital link between the village and Grimsby.[7]

On 28 September 1991, a Light Railway Order authorised the reinstatement of the East Lincolnshire Railway between Waltham and the former Keddington Road level crossing near Louth, which would include the line up to Holton-le-Clay station.[13]

The Lincolnshire Wolds Railway plans to extend the line up to Holton-Le-Clay station. The former village halt has now been built over with a housing development and the track bed to the south re-developed.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Conolly 2004, p. 22, section F2.
  2. ^ a b Butt 1995, p. 122.
  3. ^ a b Ludlam 1991, p. 93.
  4. ^ Goode 1985, p. 53.
  5. ^ Ludlam 1991, p. 89.
  6. ^ a b "Disused Stations". Subterranea Britannica. 
  7. ^ a b c King & Hewins 1998, fig. 36.
  8. ^ King & Hewins 1998, fig. 175.
  9. ^ Ludlam 1991, pp. 111-112.
  10. ^ a b Clinker 1978, p. 64.
  11. ^ Stennett 2007, p. 41.
  12. ^ Ludlam 1991, p. 150.
  13. ^ "The Grimsby and Louth Light Railway Order 1991 (S.I. 1991 No. 2210)". Office of Public Sector Information. 1991-09-28. Retrieved 2010-09-14. 

Sources[edit]

  • Butt, R. V. J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations: details every public and private passenger station, halt, platform and stopping place, past and present (1st ed.). Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 1-8526-0508-1. OCLC 60251199. 
  • Clinker, C.R. (October 1978). Clinker's Register of Closed Passenger Stations and Goods Depots in England, Scotland and Wales 1830-1977. Bristol: Avon-Anglia Publications & Services. ISBN 0-905466-19-5. 
  • Goode, C.T. (1985). The Railways of North Lincolnshire. Anlaby, Hull: C.T. Goode. ISBN 978-0-9508239-7-3. 
  • King, P.K.; Hewins, D.R. (1998) [1989]. The Railways around Grimsby, Cleethorpes, Immingham & North-East Lincolnshire. Romiley, Stockport: Foxline Publishing. ISBN 978-1-870119-04-7. 
  • Ludlam, A.J. (1991). The East Lincolnshire Railway (OL82). Headington, Oxford: The Oakwood Press. ISBN 0-85361-416-4. 
  • Philip Conolly, W. (2004) [1958]. British Railways Pre-Grouping Atlas and Gazetteer. Hersham, Surrey: Ian Allan Ltd. ISBN 978-0-7110-0320-0. 
  • Stennett, Alan (2007). Lost Railways of Lincolnshire. Newbury, Berkshire: Countryside Books. ISBN 978-1-84674-040-4. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 53°30′17″N 0°03′22″W / 53.5047°N 0.0561°W / 53.5047; -0.0561