East Ville railway station

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East Ville
Eastville and New Leake Station.jpg
Place Eastville
Area East Lindsey
Original company East Lincolnshire Railway
Pre-grouping Great Northern Railway
Post-grouping London and North Eastern Railway
Eastern Region of British Railways
Platforms 2
2 October 1848 Opened as East Ville and New Leake
October 1852 Renamed East Ville
11 September 1961 Closed to passenger traffic
15 June 1964 Closed to goods traffic
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
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East Ville was a railway station on the East Lincolnshire Railway[1] which served the village of Eastville in Lincolnshire between 1848 and 1964. It originally opened as East Ville and New Leake, but was renamed in 1850. Withdrawal of passenger services took place in 1961, followed by goods facilities in 1964. The line through the station remains in use as the Poacher Line


Station in 2007.

The station was opened on 2 October 1848 as East Ville and New Leake[2] after the nearby settlements of Eastville and Leake, and later renamed in 1852 to simply East Ville.[2] It was constructed by Peto and Betts civil engineering contractors who, in January 1848, had taken over the contract to construct the section of the East Lincolnshire Railway between Louth and Boston from John Waring and Sons.[3] This section was the last to be completed in September 1848 at an agreed cost of £123,000 (£11 million in 2015[4]).[3] The station was situated in the middle of Eastville and was provided with two long sidings on the up side and a small goods yard, warehouse and long headshunt on the down side.[5] To the north of parallel platforms was a signal box and level crossing, with the main station building located on the down platform.[5] Goods traffic was always more important than passenger receipts and the goods yard handled large amounts of sugar beet in block loads, which were manually transferred to waiting wagons.[5] The 1922 timetable saw five up and four down services, and one Sunday service each way.[6] The station was closed to passengers on 11 September 1961[2] and to goods traffic on 15 June 1964.[7]

Preceding station Historical railways Following station
Little Steeping
Line open, station closed
  Great Northern Railway
East Lincolnshire Line
  Old Leake
Line open, station closed

Present day[edit]

The line through the station continues to be used by services on the Poacher Line between Grantham and Skegness.


  1. ^ Conolly 2004, p. 17, section C3.
  2. ^ a b c Butt 1995, p. 88.
  3. ^ a b Ludlam 1991, p. 14.
  4. ^ UK CPI inflation numbers based on data available from Gregory Clark (2015), "The Annual RPI and Average Earnings for Britain, 1209 to Present (New Series)" MeasuringWorth.
  5. ^ a b c Ludlam 1991, p. 49.
  6. ^ Ludlam 1991, pp. 111-112.
  7. ^ Clinker 1978, p. 43.


  • 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 1-8526-0508-1. OCLC 60251199. 
  • Philip Conolly, W. (2004) [1958]. British Railways Pre-Grouping Atlas and Gazetteer. Hersham, Surrey: Ian Allan Ltd. ISBN 978-0-7110-0320-0. 
  • Clinker, C.R. (October 1978). Clinker's Register of Closed Passenger Stations and Goods Depots in England, Scotland and Wales 1830-1977. Bristol: Avon-Anglia Publications & Services. ISBN 0-905466-19-5. 
  • Ludlam, A.J. (1991). The East Lincolnshire Railway (Locomotive Papers No. 82). Headington, Oxford: The Oakwood Press. ISBN 0-85361-416-4. 

Coordinates: 53°05′27″N 0°05′52″E / 53.0907°N 0.0979°E / 53.0907; 0.0979