Offord and Buckden railway station

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Offord and Buckden
Offord and Buckden railway geograph-2259742-by-Ben-Brooksbank.jpg
ECML express passing Offord & Buckden station and St Peter's Church in 1955
Location
PlaceOfford Cluny
AreaHuntingdonshire
Grid referenceTL218671
Operations
Original companyGreat Northern Railway
Pre-groupingGreat Northern Railway
Post-groupingLondon and North Eastern Railway
History
September 1851Opened as Offord
1 August 1876Renamed Offord and Buckden
2 February 1959Closed
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

Offord and Buckden railway station was built by the Great Northern Railway to serve the twin villages of Offord Cluny and Offord D'Arcy in Cambridgeshire, England.

History[edit]

A 1914 Railway Clearing House map showing (upper centre) railways in the vicinity of Offord & Buckden

The Great Northern Railway main line from London to Peterborough had opened in 1850 including stations at St. Neots and Huntingdon.[1] A station between these, named Offord, was opened just over a year later, in September 1851.[2][3] It was located 56 miles (90 km) from London King's Cross.[4]

On 1 August 1876 the station was renamed Offord and Buckden.[3]

The station closed on 2 February 1959.[3]

Route[edit]

Preceding station Historical railways Following station
St. Neots
Line and station open
  Great Northern Railway
East Coast Main Line
  Huntingdon
Line and station open

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Butt 1995, pp. 125,204.
  2. ^ Conolly 1976, p. 11, section C2.
  3. ^ a b c Butt 1995, p. 176.
  4. ^ Yonge 2006, map 15C.

References[edit]

  • Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Yeovil: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 1-85260-508-1. R508.
  • Conolly, W. Philip (January 1976). British Railways Pre-Grouping Atlas and Gazetteer (5th ed.). Shepperton: Ian Allan. ISBN 0-7110-0320-3. EX/0176.
  • Yonge, John (September 2006) [1994]. Jacobs, Gerald (ed.). 2: Eastern. Railway Track Diagrams (3rd ed.). Bradford on Avon: Trackmaps. ISBN 0-9549866-2-8.

Coordinates: 52°16′55″N 0°13′07″W / 52.28197°N 0.21861°W / 52.28197; -0.21861