Lilbourne railway station

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Lilbourne railway station.jpg
Lilbourne station in 2004
Place Lilbourne
Area Northamptonshire
Coordinates 52°23′43″N 1°10′34″W / 52.3954°N 1.1760°W / 52.3954; -1.1760Coordinates: 52°23′43″N 1°10′34″W / 52.3954°N 1.1760°W / 52.3954; -1.1760
Grid reference SP5677
Original company Rugby and Stamford Railway
Pre-grouping London and North Western Railway
Post-grouping London, Midland and Scottish Railway
1 May 1850 Station opened
1878 track doubled
6 June 1966 Station closed[1]
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
170433 at Edinburgh Waverley.JPG UK Railways portal

Lilbourne railway station was a railway station serving Lilbourne and nearby Catthorpe in Northamptonshire, England. It was on the Rugby and Stamford Railway between Clifton Mill and Yelvertoft and Stanford Park.

in 1846 the directors of the London and Birmingham Railway gained Parliamentary powers for a branch from Rugby to the Syston and Peterborough Railway near Stamford.[2] In the same year the company became part of the London and North Western Railway. The section from Rugby via Lilbourne to Market Harborough was opened in 1850. The line through Lilbourne was single track until it was doubled at the end of 1878.[3]

The 1923 grouping made the LNWR part of the London Midland and Scottish Railway.

British Railways closed the station in 1966. All that remains is the trackbed and a platform.[4]

Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Clifton Mill
Line and station closed
  London and North Western Railway
Rugby and Stamford Railway
  Yelvertoft and Stanford Park
Line and station closed


  1. ^ 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. not cited. ISBN 978-1-85260-508-7. OCLC 60251199. 
  2. ^ "Rugby and Stamford Railway Act". Warwickshire's Past Unlocked. Warwickshire County Council. 
  3. ^ Hendry, R. Preston; Hendry, R. Powell (1982). An historical survey of selected LMS stations : layouts and illustrations. 1. Poole: Oxford Publishing. p. not stated. ISBN 0-86093-168-4. 
  4. ^ Rob, Ian (2008). "SP5677: Lilbourne Station". Geograph Britain and Ireland. Geograph Project Limited. 
The Rugby and Stamford Railway and neighbouring Midland Railway lines around 1850