Flecknoe railway station

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Flecknoe
Location
Place Flecknoe
Area Warwickshire
Operations
Post-grouping London and North Western Railway
Platforms 1
History
1 August 1895 Station opens
3 November 1952 Station closes to passengers
October 1956 Station closes to freight
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
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Flecknoe was a railway station that served the village of Flecknoe in Warwickshire, England, on the Weedon to Leamington Spa branch line. The station was built in a remote location in open countryside around 1.5 miles north-west of Flecknoe, it also served the small nearby hamlets of Sawbridge and Lower Shuckburgh, both within a couple of miles of the station.

The station consisted of a single wooden platform with a wooden station building, which contained the waiting room and stationmaster's office. There were also some small goods sidings alongside the station.[1]

The station was opened on 1 August 1895 along with the other stations on the Daventry to Marton Junction extension of the line. It was closed during the First World War from August 1917 to March 1919. The station's remote location and low usage meant that it closed to passengers for good on 3 November 1952, however, the goods sidings remained open for business until October 1956. The passenger service to the other stations on the line survived until 1958, and line survived carrying freight until 2 December 1963.[2][1]

Nothing now remains of the station, as all of the station buildings have long since disappeared, however the cutting where the station stood is still clearly visible.[3] And some cottages which housed railway workers are nearby.[4]

Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Braunston
Line and station closed
  London and North Western Railway
Weedon to Leamington Spa line
  Napton and Stockton
Line and station closed

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Hurst, Geoffrey (1993). LNWR Branch Lines of West Leicestershire & East Warwickshire (First Edition ed.). Milepost Publications. ISBN 0-947796-16-9. 
  2. ^ http://www.warwickshirerailways.com/lms/flecknoe.htm Railways of Warwickshire
  3. ^ "Geograph.org.uk". Retrieved 10 January 2013. 
  4. ^ "Geograph.org.uk". Retrieved 10 January 2013. 

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Coordinates: 52°16′33″N 1°16′21″W / 52.2759°N 1.2724°W / 52.2759; -1.2724