Ringstead and Addington railway station

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Ringstead & Addington
Location
Place Great Addington, Ringstead
Area East Northamptonshire
Grid reference SP970744
Operations
Original company London and Birmingham Railway
Pre-grouping London and North Western Railway
Post-grouping London, Midland and Scottish Railway
London Midland Region of British Railways
Platforms 2
History
2 June 1845 Station opened as Ringstead
1 April 1898 Renamed Ringstead & Addington
2 March 1964 Station closed to goods[1]
4 May 1964 Station closed to passengers[2]
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
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Ringstead and Addington railway station was a railway station serving Great and Little Addington and Ringstead in Northamptonshire on the former Northampton and Peterborough Railway which connected Peterborough and Northampton.[3]

In 1846 the line, along with the London and Birmingham, became part of the London and North Western Railway. At grouping in 1923 it became part of the London Midland and Scottish Railway.

It was notable that the approach from Addington was partly across stepping stones made from former railway sleeper blocks. This still remains although covered in overgrowth.[4]

The former service[edit]

The service was from Peterborough to Northampton via Wellingborough. The station opened in 1845 and closed in 1964 to passengers.

Former Services
Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Irthlingborough   London and North Western Railway
Northampton and Peterborough Railway
  Thrapston Bridge Street

References[edit]

  1. ^ Clinker, C.R. (October 1978). Clinker's Register of Closed Passenger Stations and Goods Depots in England, Scotland and Wales 1830-1977. Bristol: Avon-AngliA Publications & Services. p. 116. ISBN 0-905466-19-5. 
  2. ^ Butt, R.V.J., (1995) The Directory of Railway Stations, Yeovil: Patrick Stephens
  3. ^ British Railways Atlas 1947, p. 17.
  4. ^ Butler, P., (2007) A History of the Railways of Northamptonshire, Great Addington: Silver Link Publishing

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Coordinates: 52°21′35″N 0°34′38″W / 52.3597°N 0.5772°W / 52.3597; -0.5772