Southwell railway station

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Southwell
Southwell railway station in 2008.jpg
Southwell railway station in 2008
Location
Grid reference SK705544
Operations
Pre-grouping Midland Railway
Post-grouping London, Midland and Scottish Railway
Platforms 2
History
1847 Opened
1871 Rebuilt in stone
15 June 1959 Closed to passengers
1964 Closed for freight
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
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Southwell railway station was a railway station serving the town of Southwell, Nottinghamshire.

The station at Southwell was opened in 1847[1] by the Midland Railway with a branch from Rolleston Junction. In 1862 gas lighting was introduced.[2]

In 1871 the line was extended to Mansfield. The contractors for the construction were Eckersley and Baylis.[3] The cast iron bridges on the route were built by Handyside and Co of Derby.[4] The Midland Railway took the opportunity to rebuild the platform shelters and the station master's house were dismantled and rebuilt at Beeston railway station.

The Mansfield to Southwell section, which passed through a mining area closed to passengers in 1929,[5] but the Southwell to Rolleston Junction section remained open until 1959 and freight services ended in the Beeching cuts in 1964.

This route is now a trail. Rolleston Junction station remains open, now called Rolleston, and is close to Southwell Racecourse about three miles southeast of Southwell.

Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Rolleston Junction
Line closed, station open
  Midland Railway
Rolleston Junction to Mansfield
  Kirklington
Line and station closed
Fiskerton
Line closed, station open
  Midland Railway
Fiskerton to Mansfield
  Kirklington
Line and station closed

References[edit]

  1. ^ A Regional History of the Railways of Great Britain. Vol 9. The East Midlands. Robin Leleux. ISBN 0715371657[page needed]
  2. ^ Nottinghamshire Guardian - 4 April 1862[clarification needed]
  3. ^ Sheffield Daily Telegraph - 24 February 1871[clarification needed]
  4. ^ Derby Mercury - 8 March 1871[clarification needed]
  5. ^ Derby Daily Telegraph - 3 August 1929[clarification needed]

Coordinates: 53°04′55″N 0°56′46″W / 53.081883°N 0.94613°W / 53.081883; -0.94613