Morcott railway station

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Morcott
Location
Place Morcott
Area Rutland
Grid reference SK928008
Operations
Pre-grouping London and North Western Railway
Post-grouping London Midland and Scottish Railway
Platforms 2 (1 from 1907)
History
1 December 1898 Opened
1966 Closed
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
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Morcott railway station is a former station in Rutland, near the village of Morcott.[1]

The location of Morcott Station, which served the village of Morcott from 1898 to 1966

Parliamentary approval was gained in 1846 by the directors of the London and Birmingham Railway 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 line opened in 1851 but Morcott was not opened until 1898. To gain a more direct route the LNWR had built a line from Seaton Junction to Yarwell junction near Wansford on its Northampton to Peterborough line, in 1879, thus bypassing the section to Luffenham. Although it was now of little importance, it remained double and Morcott Station was built as a double line station with two platforms. The station buildings and platforms were of timber construction and there was a footbridge.[3]

A siding was provided with loading docks for both horses and carriages. Oddly this could only be accessed from the Luffenham line and it was initially controlled by ground frame. Some time later a crossover from the other line was added along with a signal box. The train service was around five passenger train per day, with very few freight trains.

In 1907 the section was singled when the second platform, waiting-room, footbridge and signal box were all removed. Entrance lines to the siding are provided for each direction from the single line, with facing point locks.

At grouping in 1923 it became part of the London Midland and Scottish Railway.

Freight services finished on 4 May 1964 and passenger on 6 June 1966.

References[edit]

  1. ^ British Railways Atlas.1947. p.16
  2. ^ http://archivesunlocked.warwickshire.gov.uk/dserve.exe?dsqIni=Dserve.ini&dsqApp=Archive&dsqDb=Catalog&dsqCmd=Show.tcl&dsqSearch=(RefNo=='01510/1/3/1/6')
  3. ^ Preston Hendry, R., Powell Hendry, R., (1982) An historical survey of selected LMS stations : layouts and illustrations. Vol. 1 Oxford Publishing

External links[edit]

Morcott's railway


Former Services
Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Seaton   London and North Western Railway
Rugby and Stamford Railway
  Luffenham

Coordinates: 52°35′50″N 0°37′51″W / 52.5973°N 0.6308°W / 52.5973; -0.6308