Castle Howard railway station

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Castle Howard
Castle Howard (former) station geograph-3147558-by-Ben-Brooksbank.jpg
The station buildings in 1988
Location
Place Welburn
Area Ryedale
Coordinates 54°05′28″N 0°52′30″W / 54.091000°N 0.874880°W / 54.091000; -0.874880Coordinates: 54°05′28″N 0°52′30″W / 54.091000°N 0.874880°W / 54.091000; -0.874880
Grid reference SE736667
Operations
Platforms 2
History
5 July 1845 opened
22 September 1930 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

Castle Howard railway station was a minor railway station serving the village of Welburn and the stately home at Castle Howard in North Yorkshire, England. On the York to Scarborough Line it was opened on 5 July 1845 by the York and North Midland Railway. The architect was George Townsend Andrews.[1] It closed to passenger traffic on 22 September 1930 but continued to be staffed until the 1950s for small volumes of freight and parcels.[2]

The station was often used by the aristocracy, notably Queen Victoria when she visited Castle Howard with Prince Albert as a guest of Earl of Carlisle in August 1850.[2][3] A road was built from the station to the stately home. Parts of this road (and the associated columns) can still be seen to the north side of Whitwell-on-the-Hill[citation needed]. The station is now a private residence.[2]


Preceding station Historical railways Following station
Kirkham Abbey
Station closed; Line open
  Y&NMR
York to Scarborough Line
  Huttons Ambo
Station closed; Line open

References[edit]

  1. ^ 'The Pride of Yorkshire', exhibition leaflet, Castle Howard, 2010
  2. ^ a b c Harris, Richard (17 February 2010). "Castle Howard station history highlighted". York Press. Retrieved 17 February 2010. 
  3. ^ Whellan, T. (1859). History and topography of the city of York: and the North Riding of Yorkshire, Vol. II. p. 587. Retrieved 18 February 2010. 
  • 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. 

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