Welsh Harp railway station

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Welsh Harp
Location
Place Hendon
Local authority Barnet
History
Platforms 2
Key dates Opened 1870
Closed 1903
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Welsh Harp railway station was built by the Midland Railway in 1870 on its extension to St. Pancras station.

History[edit]

The station opened on 2 May 1870.[1] With a single island platform between the slow lines, it was important for people escaping from the City for a day out, fishing or boating on the Brent Reservoir built in 1838. It was named after the nearby tavern, the Old Welsh Harp, but only lasted 33 years, closing on 1 July 1903.[1][2] There are now no visible remains of the station.

Route[edit]

Preceding station Historical railways Following station
Cricklewood
Line and station open
  Midland Railway
Midland Main Line
  Hendon
Line and station open

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Yeovil: Patrick Stephens Ltd. p. 244. ISBN 1-85260-508-1. R508. 
  2. ^ Radford, B., (1983) Midland Line Memories: a Pictorial History of the Midland Railway Main Line Between London (St Pancras) & Derby London: Bloomsbury Books

Coordinates: 51°34′32″N 0°14′08″W / 51.5755°N 0.2356°W / 51.5755; -0.2356