Hull Victoria Pier railway station
|Hull Victoria Pier|
|Place||Victoria Pier, Kingston upon Hull|
|Area||City of Kingston upon Hull|
|Original company||Manchester, Sheffield and Lincolnshire Railway|
|Pre-grouping||Great Central Railway|
|Post-grouping||London and North Eastern Railway|
|c. 1849||Opened as Hull Corporation Pier|
|15 October 1854||Renamed Hull Victoria Pier|
|25 June 1981||Closed|
|Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom|
Closed railway stations in Britain|
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Corporation Pier station was the Manchester, Sheffield and Lincolnshire Railway's booking office for their ferry service between Corporation Pier, Hull and New Holland Pier in Lincolnshire. It was not rail connected, but served as a ticket office and waiting room for the Humber Ferry.
After a visit by Queen Victoria in 1854 the station and pier were renamed Victoria Pier station in her honour. The name may have stuck to the pier, but it never did to the station. The building itself, and references to it on maps and tickets referred to "Corporation Pier" until closure 117 years later. The station closed in 1985 with the end of the Humber ferry service.
The Manchester, Sheffield and Lincolnshire Railway (MS&LR) opened their line from Grimsby to New Holland Pier on 1 March 1848, and from the outset this ran in conjunction with a ferry service between New Holland and the port of Hull. The MS&LR operated their own fleet of steamships for the service.
The first MS&LR offices in Hull, at Walkington's Lodgings, were purchased in January 1849 for £850. The company's offices were moved in August that year to 7 Nelson Street, a building which also contained the living quarters for the clerk in charge. These offices expanded into the adjacent building in May 1854.
The Great Grimsby and Sheffield Junction Railway, one of several companies which amalgamated in 1847 to form the MS&LR, had obtained powers on 26 June 1846 to establish proper pier facilities at Hull. These eventually lapsed without being used, and in the absence of quays which could be used at low tide, passengers were conveyed between ships at anchor and the shore in small boats. Soon after April 1856, Edward Watkin, the MS&LR General Manager, offered the Mayor of Hull £40 per annum towards the maintenance of the Corporation Pier, Kingston upon Hull in return for the use of that pier. This was then used, not just for the New Holland ferry service, but also for services to Barrow Haven and Barton-upon-Humber.
|Preceding station||Historical railways||Following station|
|New Holland Pier|
- PS Lincoln Castle, PS Tattershall Castle, PS Wingfield Castle : former Humber ferries
- Dartmouth railway station
- Historic England. "Hull Corporation Pier Station (498352)". PastScape. Retrieved 25 November 2012.
- Dow, George (1959). Great Central, Volume One: The Progenitors, 1813–1863. Shepperton: Ian Allan. pp. 118–9. ISBN 0-7110-1468-X.
- Dow 1959, pp. 171–2
- Dow 1959, p. 172
- Dow 1959, pp. 163, 172
- Butt, R. V. J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations: details every public and private passenger station, halt, platform and stopping place, past and present (1st ed.). Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. p. 125. ISBN 978-1-85260-508-7. OCLC 60251199.
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- "Hull Corporation Pier", www.disused-stations.org.uk