King's Cliffe railway station

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King's Cliffe
King's Cliffe railway station (postcard).jpg
Place King's Cliffe
Area East Northamptonshire
Coordinates 52°34′02″N 0°30′43″W / 52.5673°N 0.5120°W / 52.5673; -0.5120Coordinates: 52°34′02″N 0°30′43″W / 52.5673°N 0.5120°W / 52.5673; -0.5120
Grid reference TL009976
Original company London and North Western Railway
Pre-grouping London and North Western Railway
Post-grouping London Midland and Scottish Railway
Platforms 2
1 November 1879 Opened
6 June 1966 Closed to passengers
3 June 1968 Closed completely
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
170433 at Edinburgh Waverley.JPG UK Railways portal

King's Cliffe railway station is a former railway station in King's Cliffe, Northamptonshire. It was owned by the London and North Western Railway, being situated on their line between Market Harborough and Peterborough,[1] but from 1883 to 1916 was also served by trains of the Great Northern Railway.

The station was opened on 1 November 1879[2] and closed to passengers on 6 June 1966.[3] On that date the section from Rugby (Midland) to Kings Cliffe was closed completely, but the line east of Kings Cliffe station remained open for goods traffic. On 3 June 1968 Kings Cliffe station was closed to goods along with the track to Nassington station where a private siding and the line to Yarwell Junction at Wansford remained in use until 1971 to serve a sand and gravel quarry.[4]

Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Wakerley & Barrowden   London and North Western Railway
Rugby to Peterborough East
  Great Northern Railway
Leicester Belgrave Road to Peterborough North


  1. ^ Conolly, W. Philip (January 1976). British Railways Pre-Grouping Atlas and Gazetteer (5th ed.). Shepperton: Ian Allan. p. 16, section F1. ISBN 0-7110-0320-3. EX/0176. 
  2. ^ Leleux, R. (1984). A Regional History of the Railways of Great Britain – Volume 9 – The East Midlands (2nd ed.). Trowbridge: Book Club Associates. p. 108. ISBN 0 946537 06 2. 
  3. ^ Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Yeovil: Patrick Stephens Ltd. p. 134. ISBN 1-85260-508-1. R508. 
  4. ^ Hurst, G. (1992). Register of Closed Railways. Worksop: Milepost Publications. p. 44. ISBN 0 947796 18 5.