Bentley (Suffolk) railway station

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Not to be confused with Great Bentley (Essex) railway station.
Bentley
Bentley (Suffolk) Station - geograph.org.uk - 1790762.jpg
Location
Place Bentley
Area District of Babergh
Operations
Original company Eastern Union Railway[1]
Pre-grouping Great Eastern Railway
Post-grouping London and North Eastern Railway
Platforms 3
History
15 Jun 1846 Opened[1]
7 Nov 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

Bentley railway station, also known as Bentley Junction between 1849 and 1878,[2] was located in Bentley, Suffolk on the Great Eastern Main Line. It had two through mainline platforms and an end bay at the country end of the down line to handle services on the Hadleigh branch. The bay could accommodate five coaches.[3]

There were goods sidings on both the up and down sides of the station at the country or northern end and also sidings to a malthouse at the southern end of the station on the down side.[4]

It closed in 1966.

The site of the station is still clearly identifiable at the Station Road level crossing, and the former station building is now a private dwelling.

Just to the North of the station was the branch line to Hadleigh.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Butt, R. V. J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations: details every public and private passenger station, halt, platform and stopping place, past and present (1st ed.). Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 978-1-85260-508-7. OCLC 60251199. 
  2. ^ Mitchell, Vic (June 2011). Branch Lines to Harwich and Hadleigh. Midhurst: Middleton Press. plate 104. ISBN 978 1 908174 02 4. 
  3. ^ Mitchell 2011, plate 103
  4. ^ Mitchell 2011, plan X

External links[edit]


Preceding station Historical railways Following station
Manningtree
Line and station open
  Great Eastern Railway
Eastern Union Railway
  Ipswich
Line and station open
Disused railways
Manningtree
Line and station open
  Great Eastern Railway
Eastern Union Railway
  Ipswich Stoke Hill
Line and station closed
Terminus   Great Eastern Railway
Eastern Union and Hadleigh Junction Railway
  Bentley Church
Line and station closed

Coordinates: 51°59′21″N 1°05′04″E / 51.98929°N 1.08436°E / 51.98929; 1.08436