Horncastle railway station

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Horncastle
Horncastle-granary-by-Dave-Tanner.jpg
Horncastle granary in 2005
Location
Place Horncastle
Area Lincolnshire
Coordinates 53°12′23″N 0°07′28″W / 53.2065°N 0.1244°W / 53.2065; -0.1244Coordinates: 53°12′23″N 0°07′28″W / 53.2065°N 0.1244°W / 53.2065; -0.1244
Operations
Original company Horncastle Railway
Pre-grouping Great Northern Railway
Post-grouping LNER
History
11 August 1855 opened
12 September 1954 closed (passenger)
5 April 1971 closed (goods)
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
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170433 at Edinburgh Waverley.JPG UK Railways portal

Horncastle railway station was a station in Horncastle, Lincolnshire, England. It was at the end of a short branch line that ran from Woodhall Junction[1] which opened on 11 August 1855.[2] Like many fairly rural stations it was eventually shut as the rail network was cut back, with passenger trains ceasing on 12 September 1954[2] and goods and freight terminating on 5 April 1971.[3]

The station building was demolished in the 1980s and the site is now occupied by Bush Tyres and by the Granary Way Housing Estate. One of the warehouses in the goods yard remains.

The track bed to Woodhall Spa survives as a long-distance footpath.

Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Woodhall Spa   Great Northern Railway
Horncastle Railway
  Terminus

References[edit]

  1. ^ British Railways Atlas. 1947. p. 17
  2. ^ a b Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Yeovil: Patrick Stephens Ltd. p. 123. ISBN 1-85260-508-1. R508. 
  3. ^ Historic England. "Horncastle Station (499040)". PastScape. Retrieved 2013-03-15.