Ashwell railway station

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Ashwell
Ashwell station site geograph-3240883-by-Ben-Brooksbank.jpg
Location of Ashwell station (1994)
Location
Place Ashwell
Area Rutland
Grid reference SK863136
Operations
Pre-grouping Midland Railway
Post-grouping London, Midland and Scottish Railway
London Midland Region of British Railways
Platforms 2
History
1 May 1848 Opened
6 June 1966 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
170433 at Edinburgh Waverley.JPG UK Railways portal
The location of Ashwell Station, which served the village of Ashwell from 1848-1966.

Ashwell railway station was a station in Ashwell, Rutland on the line between Melton Mowbray and Oakham. It lies west of the village, on the road to Whissendine. Just north of Ashwell was Ashwell Junction where the Cottesmore Ironstone Branch joined. This was in use between 1883 and 1974 and served quarries in the vicinity of Cottesmore and Exton.[1] Part of the former mineral branch line is now Rutland Railway Museum (trading as Rocks by Rail: The Living Ironstone Museum).

History[edit]

Opened by the Midland Railway as the Syston and Peterborough Railway, it became part of the London, Midland and Scottish Railway during the Grouping of 1923. The station then passed on to the London Midland Region of British Railways on nationalisation in 1948.

In 1966 it was closed by the British Railways Board.

The site today[edit]

Trains still pass the former station between Melton Mowbray and Oakham stations on the Birmingham to Peterborough Line.

The site now houses some industrial units, called Station Court.

References[edit]

  1. ^ British Railways Atlas.1947. p.16
Former Services
Preceding station Historical railways Following station
Whissendine   Midland Railway
Leicester to Peterborough
Nottingham to Kettering
  Oakham

Coordinates: 52°42′47″N 0°43′26″W / 52.71319°N 0.72396°W / 52.71319; -0.72396