Newchurch (Isle of Wight) railway station

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Newchurch
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The track bed near Newchurch Station is now a cycle path.
Location
Place Newchurch
Area Isle of Wight
Grid reference SZ577856
Operations
Pre-grouping Isle of Wight and Newport Junction Railway (1868-inc; 1875-1887)
Isle of Wight Central Railway (1887 to 1923)
Post-grouping Southern Railway (1923 to 1948)
Southern Region of British Railways (1948 to 1956)
Platforms 1
History
1 February 1875 Opened
6 February 1956 Closed
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
A B C D–F G H–J K–L M–O P–R S T–V W–Z
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A 1914 Railway Clearing House map of lines around The Isle of Wight.

Newchurch railway station, was an intermediate station situated on the edge of Newchurch village [1] on the line from Newport to Sandown incorporated by the Isle of Wight and Newport Junction Railway in 1868,[2] opened in 1875 and closed 81 years later.[3] Despite its rural location a “respectable”[4] number of families alighted at the simple station, "little more than a wooden hut”.[5] The nearest location to the site is a bungalow, Newchurch Crossing.[6]

Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Alverstone   British Rail
Southern Region

IoW CR : Sandown to Newport line
  Horringford

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Pomeroy, C,A "Isle Of Wight Railways, Then and Now": Oxford,Past & Present Publishing, 1993, ISBN 0-947971-62-9
  2. ^ Bennett,A "Southern Holiday Lines in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight" Cheltenham, Runpast 1994 ISBN 1-870754-31-X
  3. ^ Hay,P "Steaming Through the Isle Of Wight",: Midhurst,Middleton, 1988 ISBN 0-906520-56-8
  4. ^ Britton,A "Once upon a line (Vol 4)" Oxford, OPC, 1994 ISBN 0-86093-513-2
  5. ^ Paye, Peter (1984). Isle of Wight Railways remembered. Oxford: OPC. ISBN 0-86093-212-5. 
  6. ^ Gammell C.J, "Southern Branch Lines", Oxford, OPC, 1997 ISBN 0-86093-537-X

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Coordinates: 50°40′12″N 1°12′33″W / 50.6700°N 1.2093°W / 50.6700; -1.2093