Clipston and Oxendon railway station

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Clipston & Oxendon
Clipston & Oxendon station site geograph-3150520-by-Ben-Brooksbank.jpg
Station location (1989)
Operations
Platforms 2
History
16 February 1859 Opened as Clipstone & Oxendon
November 1879 Renamed Clipston & Oxendon
4 January 1960 Closed[1]
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
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170433 at Edinburgh Waverley.JPG UK Railways portal
Location of Clipston and Oxendon station on 1948 Ordnance Survey map showing location of the station south of Oxendon tunnel

Clipston and Oxendon railway station on the Northampton and Market Harborough railway opened in 1863 as a result of villagers' requests[2] serving the villages of Clipston and Great Oxendon, Northamptonshire, England. It was about 1 mile south-east of the Oxendon and about 3 miles walking distance north-east of Clipston. It was south of Oxendon tunnel. It was part of the London and North Western Railway.[2]

The station lost its passenger service on 4 January 1960. The line was re-opened for limited periods after that and not closed completely until 15 August 1981. The Heritage Northampton & Lamport Railway hopes that it may eventually re-open the route.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Butt, R.V.J., (1995) The Directory of Railway Stations, Yeovil: Patrick Stephens
  2. ^ a b Kingscott, Geoffrey (2008). The Lost Railways of Northamptonshire. Reading: MRM Associates Ltd. ISBN 978-1-84674-108-1. 
  3. ^ "Northampton & Lamport Railway » Steam and Heritage Diesel Railway — Preserving the Past". nlr.org.uk. Retrieved 10 August 2016. 
Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Kelmarsh   LNWR
Northampton to Market Harborough line
  Market Harborough

Coordinates: 52°26′05″N 0°54′56″W / 52.4347°N 0.9156°W / 52.4347; -0.9156