Beauchief railway station

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Beauchief
Beauchief railway station.jpg
Beauchief station in 1961
Location
Place Abbeydale
Area City of Sheffield
Coordinates 53°20′09″N 1°30′29″W / 53.335833°N 1.508056°W / 53.335833; -1.508056Coordinates: 53°20′09″N 1°30′29″W / 53.335833°N 1.508056°W / 53.335833; -1.508056
Grid reference SK328822
Operations
Pre-grouping Midland Railway
Post-grouping LMSR
London Midland Region of British Railways
Platforms 2/4
History
1 February 1870 Opened as Abbey Houses
1 April 1870 renamed Beauchief
1 May 1874 renamed Beauchief and Abbey Dale
1901–3 Expanded to four platforms
19 March 1914 renamed Beauchief
2 January 1961 Closed [1]
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Beauchief railway station (pronounced Beechif) was in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England.

It was built by the Midland Railway in 1870 and was designed by the company architect John Holloway Sanders.[2]

The station served the communities of Beauchief, Woodseats and Ecclesall and was situated on the Midland Main Line between Millhouses railway station and Dore & Totley station, near Abbeydale Road South in Abbeydale. The station was originally called Abbey Houses and later Beauchief & Abbey Dale station.

The station was opened on the site of Hutcliffe Mill [1] at the same time as the main line from Chesterfield. At opening it had two platforms, but this was increased to four with the widening which took place between 1901 and 1903. It closed on 1 January 1961. The nearby Abbeydale Station Hotel survives as the Beauchief Hotel.

The Beauchief Hotel, formerly the Abbeydale Station Hotel


Preceding station Historical railways Following station
Dore & Totley
Line and station open
  Midland Railway
Midland Main Line
  Millhouses and Ecclesall
Line open, station closed

References[edit]

  1. ^ Butt, R.V.J., (1995) The Directory of Railway Stations, Yeovil: Patrick Stephens
  2. ^ "The Sheffield and Chesterfield District Railway. The New stations". Sheffield Daily Telegraph. British Newspaper Archive. 13 April 1869. Retrieved 12 July 2016 – via British Newspaper Archive. (subscription required (help)). 

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