Mitcheldean Road railway station

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Mitcheldean Road
Site of Mitcheldean Road railway station.jpg
Site of the former station in 2014
Location
Place Lea
Area Herefordshire
Grid reference SO657212
Operations
Original company Hereford, Ross and Gloucester Railway
Post-grouping Great Western Railway
Platforms 2
History
1855 Station opens
2 November 1964 Station closes
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Hereford, Ross
and Gloucester Railway
Welsh Marches Line (S&HR)
Cotswold Line (OW&WR)
Hereford, Hay and
Brecon Railway
Hereford Barrs Court
Hereford Barton
River Wye
Rotherwas Junction
ROF Rotherwas
Welsh Marches Line (NA&HR)
Dinedor tunnel
Holme Lacy
Ballingham tunnel
Ballingham
River Wye (Ballingham Bridge)
Fawley Tunnel
Fawley
River Wye
Backney Halt
River Wye
Ross-on-Wye
Ross and Monmouth Railway
Weston under Penyard Halt
Mitcheldean Road & Forest of Dean
Junction Railway
Mitcheldean Road
Lea Line tunnel
Longhope
Blaisdon Halt
Gloucester to Newport Line
Grange Court
Grange Court Junction
Gloucester to Newport Line

Mitcheldean Road railway station is a disused wood built railway station that served the town of Mitcheldean 1.5 miles (2.4 km) to the south and the village of Lea in Herefordshire. Opened in 1855 with the line it was located on the Great Western Railway line linking Ross-on-Wye and Gloucester.

In 1871 the Mitcheldean Road & Forest of Dean Junction Railway was formed to extend the line from Whimsey northwards to link up with the Hereford, Ross and Gloucester Railway at Mitcheldean Road, the line was taken over by the GWR in 1878 and completed, but never fully opened.

Nothing remains of the station and the site has been built over.[1] The residential cul-de-sac which occupies the site is named Noden Drive after Mr. Reginald 'Dick' Noden who served as Station Master from the mid-1940s until the station's closure in 1964.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Youles, A (2002) 'Tramroad Remains in the Forest of Dean (Part Two)' in Gloucestershire Society for Industrial Archaeology Journal, 2002. P39.
  2. ^ "Ross-on-Wye - Ross to Grange Court". Retrieved 16 March 2014. 

External links[edit]

Former Services
Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Longhope   Hereford, Ross and Gloucester Railway
British Railways
  Weston under Penyard Halt

Coordinates: 51°53′20″N 2°29′56″W / 51.8889°N 2.4989°W / 51.8889; -2.4989