Highclere railway station

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Highclere
Highclere station with E1 31067 (1960).JPG
Location
Place Burghclere [sic]
Area Basingstoke and Deane
Grid reference SU464606
Operations
Original company Didcot, Newbury and Southampton Railway
Pre-grouping Didcot, Newbury and Southampton Railway
Post-grouping Great Western Railway
Platforms 2
History
4 May 1885 (1885-05-04) Opened
4 August 1942 Closed
8 March 1943 Re-opened
7 March 1960 Closed
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

Highclere railway station was a station on the Didcot, Newbury and Southampton Railway in England. It shares the name of the nearby village of Highclere and Highclere Castle.

Facilities[edit]

The station was very similar to other stations on the line with the standard passing loop, station building and a single siding to the south. To the north of the station the line was crossed on an unusually designed bridge by the A34 road.

The site today[edit]

The road now occupies much of the track-bed to the south of the station, a move that took place when the trunk road became a dual carriageway. The A34 Newbury bypass now occupies the Tothill cutting which carried the line to the north of the station. The station building, goods shed, and signal box still remain to this day.

Routes[edit]

Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Woodhay
Line and station closed
  Great Western Railway
Didcot, Newbury and Southampton Railway
  Burghclere
Line and station closed

References[edit]


Further reading[edit]

  • Behrend, George (1964). Gone With Regret. Jersey: Jersey Artists.  . The author spent his childhood around the station and makes extensive reference to it.


Coordinates: 51°20′33″N 1°20′07″W / 51.3426°N 1.3352°W / 51.3426; -1.3352