Horsmonden railway station

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Horsmonden
Horsmonden Railway Station.jpg
Location
Place Horsmonden
Area Tunbridge Wells, Kent
Grid reference TQ705404
Operations
Original company Cranbrook and Paddock Wood Railway
Pre-grouping South Eastern Railway
Post-grouping Southern Railway
Southern Region of British Railways
Platforms 1
History
1 October 1892 Station opened
12 June 1961 Station 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

Horsmonden is a closed railway station on the closed Hawkhurst Branch in Kent, England.[1]

Background[edit]

The station was opened on 1 October 1892,[2] when the line was opened from Paddock Wood to Hope Mill, for Goudhurst & Lamberhurst.[3][4] The station was equipped with a single 300 ft platform on the up side,[5] together with a loop serving a fruit packing warehouse. To the rear of the station are the stationmaster's house, a three-storey building with dormer windows, and a goods yard. The village of Horsmonden lies a short distance to the west of the station.

The station was closed with the line on 12 June 1961.[2] The station is now used as a garage called "Old Station Garage" and the stationmaster's house is a private residence.

Gallery[edit]

The surviving station building
A totem from the station

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Conolly 1976, p. 6 section D5.
  2. ^ a b Butt 1995, p. 123.
  3. ^ Vallance 1955, p. 122.
  4. ^ Awdry 1990, p. 183.
  5. ^ Vallance 1955, p. 124.

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Paddock Wood   British Railways
Southern Region

Hawkhurst Branch
  Goudhurst

Coordinates: 51°08′14″N 0°26′11″E / 51.1373°N 0.4365°E / 51.1373; 0.4365