Emneth railway station

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Emneth
Emneth Railway Station.jpg
Former station building in 2006.
Location
Place Emneth Hungate
Area Fenland, Cambridgeshire
Coordinates 52°39′33″N 0°13′00″E / 52.6592°N 0.2166°E / 52.6592; 0.2166Coordinates: 52°39′33″N 0°13′00″E / 52.6592°N 0.2166°E / 52.6592; 0.2166
Grid reference TF500091
Operations
Pre-grouping East Anglian Railway
Great Eastern Railway
Post-grouping London and North Eastern Railway
Eastern Region of British Railways
History
1 March 1848 Opened
9 September 1968 Closed[1]
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

Emneth was a railway station which served the village of Emneth Hungate near Wisbech in Norfolk, England. The station was opened in 1848 as an extension of the East Anglian Railway's line from Magdalen Road station (now known as Watlington) to Wisbech East. The station's location, like that of the neighbouring Middle Drove station, was fairly rural and the line eventually closed in 1968. In October 1942, a hoard of Roman silver coins together with fragments of an urn in which they were stored was found near the station.[2] Emneth's station building survived closure, and has since been converted into a private residence.

Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Walsoken   British Rail
Eastern Region

Wisbech Line
  Smeeth Road

References[edit]

  1. ^ Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations, Patrick Stephens Ltd, Sparkford, ISBN 1-85260-508-1, p. 91.
  2. ^ Wright (1946). "Roman Britain in 1945: I. Sites Explored: II. Inscriptions". The Journal of Roman Studies. Society for the Promotion of Roman Studies. 36, Parts 1 and 2: 133–148. JSTOR 298046.