Hampton Row Halt railway station
|Hampton Row Halt|
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Architecture and opening
Hampton Row was named after the street that leads eastwards from Sydney Gardens. The station was built as a halt for the eastern suburbs of Bath. It opened as a railway station in 1907 for Great Western Railway stopping train services from Bristol, Swindon and Westbury, Wiltshire.
The station had two platforms linked by an iron foot bridge which still exists.
The station is on the south side of the river Avon, but to the north of the Kennet and Avon Canal which had to be relocated further south when the railway was built.
Accidents and incidents
- On 15 August 1876 a freight train was derailed at Hampton Row after a bale of cotton fell off a wagon and derailed the one behind it.
The station was open for only a short period as at the same time trams and motor transport were becoming more commonplace. As a street, Hampton Row leads only on to the canal towpath, which limited the station's accessibility.
The station has been almost entirely dismantled showing up only as a vacant space between the railway lines and the road or canal embankment. A section of rail forms a barrier between a turning/parking area at the end of Hampton Row and railway property. Numbers 9-14 Hampton Row became derelict after Buchanan's Plan for Bath was released in the 1960s, with a new road intended to pass through the site. The houses were compulsorily purchased, but the plan never came to fruition.
- "Railway Accidents". The Times (28709). London. 16 August 1876. col C-D, p. 11.
- Mike Oakley, (2002). Somerset Railway Stations. Dovecote Press, Wimborne. ISBN 1-904349-09-9
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