Denstone railway station

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Denstone
Denstone railway station-by-Linda-Bailey.jpg
Location
Place Denstone
Area Staffordshire Moorlands, Staffordshire
Coordinates 52°57′51″N 1°51′06″W / 52.9642°N 1.8516°W / 52.9642; -1.8516Coordinates: 52°57′51″N 1°51′06″W / 52.9642°N 1.8516°W / 52.9642; -1.8516
Grid reference SK100407
Operations
Original company North Staffordshire Railway
Post-grouping
Platforms 2
History
1 August 1873 (1873-08-01) Opened as Denstone Crossing[1]
2 April 1923 Renamed Denstone[1]
4 January 1965 Closed[1]
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
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Denstone railway station is a former station of the North Staffordshire Railway's (NSR) Churnet Valley Line which served the village of Denstone in Staffordshire.

History[edit]

The Churnet Valley line was authorised in 1846 and opened to traffic between Macclesfield and Uttoxeter in 1849. Denstone did not originally have a station but in 1873 a station was opened at the site of the College Road level crossing. As it had been built at the crossing the station was called Denstone Crossing. In 1923 one of the last acts of the NSR before it became part of the LMS was to rename the station simply Denstone.

The station closed on 4 January 1965.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Quick, Michael (2009) [2001]. Railway passenger stations in Great Britain: a chronology (4th ed.). Oxford: Railway and Canal Historical Society. p. 147. ISBN 978-0-901461-57-5. OCLC 612226077. 
  2. ^ Scott, Peter (1998). A history of the Alton Towers railway: including other railways & transport systems at Alton Towers, together with the railways at Lilleshall Hall & Trentham Gardens. Peter Scott. p. 65. ISBN 1-902368-06-1. Retrieved 19 October 2009. 

Route[edit]

Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Alton Towers   North Staffordshire Railway
Churnet Valley Railway
  Rocester