Lordship Lane railway station

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Lordship Lane
Pissarro lordship.jpg
Lordship Lane Station, Dulwich, by Camille Pissarro
Location East Dulwich
Local authority Metropolitan Borough of Camberwell
Number of platforms 2
Railway companies
Original company London, Chatham and Dover Railway
Post-grouping British Railways
Key dates
1 September 1865 (1865-09-01) Opened
20 September 1954 (1954-09-20) Closed
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A 1908 Railway Clearing House map of lines around the Brighton Main Line in south London, showing surrounding lines, including the Crystal Palace and South London Junction Railway.

Lordship Lane was a railway station in East Dulwich, in what was the Metropolitan Borough of Camberwell in south London, on the Crystal Palace and South London Junction Railway. It was opened by the London, Chatham and Dover Railway (LCDR) in 1865 and took its name from the Lordship Lane thoroughfare on which it stood. It was situated a short distance from a rival London, Brighton and South Coast Railway (LBSCR) station named Forest Hill, which survives.[1]

It was closed during the First World War between 1917 and 1919 and again during the Second World War on 22 May 1944 after it suffered heavy bomb damage during the Blitz. The station was repaired and temporarily reopened on 4 March 1946.

Lordship Lane was permanently closed, along with the rest of the line, on 20 September 1954. The railway crossed London Road (just beyond the southern end of Lordship Lane itself) on a bridge and the station was just to the southwest of the road. The station was demolished shortly after closure. The site is now occupied by a housing estate.[2]

The locality is the subject of Lordship Lane Station, Dulwich, an 1871 painting by Camille Pissarro,[3] which now hangs at the Courtauld Institute of Art in London.

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References[edit]

Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Honor Oak   British Railways
Southern Region

Crystal Palace and South London Junction Railway
  Upper Sydenham

Further reading[edit]

  • Crystal Palace (High Level) and Catford Loop by V Mitchell & K Smith, Middleton Press, 1991.
  • The Railway through Sydenham Hill Wood, From the Nun's Head to the Screaming Alice by Mathew Frith, The Friends of the Great North Wood and London Wildlife Trust leaflet 1995.
  • London's Local Railways by A A Jackson, David & Charles, 1978
  • The Crystal Palace (High Level) Branch by W Smith, British Railway Journal 28, 1989.

Coordinates: 51°26′25″N 0°03′55″W / 51.4403°N 0.0653°W / 51.4403; -0.0653