Monmouth Mayhill railway station

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Monmouth Mayhill
May Hill Station, 1910 flood.jpg
May Hill Station during floods, probably in 1910. The River Wye runs across middle of the picture and quayside buildings are located to the middle and left.
Location
Place Monmouth
Area Monmouthshire
Grid reference SO514128
Operations
Pre-grouping Ross and Monmouth Railway
Post-grouping Great Western Railway
Platforms 1
History
4 August 1873 (1873-08-04) Opened
January 5, 1959 (1959-01-05) Closed
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
A B C D–F G H–J K–L M–O P–R S T–V W–Z
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Monmouth Mayhill railway station (alternatively Monmouth May Hill railway station) is a disused railway station on the Ross and Monmouth Railway which was opened in 1873 and closed in 1959. It was one of two stations that served the town of Monmouth, Wales and was situated on the opposite bank of the river River Wye from Monmouth. It was the initial terminus of the line, [1] but the line was extended across the River Wye to the junction station of Monmouth Troy in 1874 with the construction of the Duke of Beaufort Bridge.[2]

Mayhill was originally opened as a temporary station, but it soon became permanent. It was built on the site of May Hill Wharf, where goods were loaded onto barges on the River Wye. [3] Sidings at Mayhill once served a timber yard and gas works.[1] The station building was demolished but the single platform still exists.

Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Monmouth Troy   Ross and Monmouth Railway
British Railways
  Hadnock Halt

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Davis, J J. "The Railways of Monmouth". Urban75. Retrieved 13 July 2013. 
  2. ^ B. M. Handley and R. Dingwall, The Wye Valley Railway and the Coleford Branch, 1982, ISBN 0-85361-530-6
  3. ^ Nicholson, Gawain. "The Coleford Branch". Retrieved 13 July 2013. 

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Coordinates: 51°48′42″N 2°42′27″W / 51.8118°N 2.7075°W / 51.8118; -2.7075