Seaton railway station

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Seaton (Rutland)
Location
Place Seaton
Area Rutland
Grid reference SP908978
Operations
Pre-grouping London and North Western Railway
Post-grouping London Midland and Scottish Railway
Platforms 3
History
2 June 1851 Opened as Seaton (Uppingham)
Date unknown Renamed Seaton and Uppingham
1 October 1894 Renamed Seaton
6 June 1966 Closed[1]
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
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Other stations with this name have included Seaton in Cumbria (Cleator and Workington Junction Railway), Seaton in Durham (NER), Seaton Delaval in Northumberland (NER), Seaton (Devon) and Seaton Junction in Devon (L&SWR) and Seaton Park in Adelaide, Australia.

Seaton railway station was a station serving the villages of Seaton, Rutland, and Harringworth, Northamptonshire.

The location of Seaton Station, which served the villages of Harringworth and Seaton from 1851-1966.

History[edit]

It was originally a minor intermediate station on the London and North Western Railway single track Rugby and Stamford Railway line, which opened in 1850. In 1873 it became a junction when the LNWR double tracked the line from Rugby to Seaton and opened a new double track line thence to Wansford. Rugby to Peterborough was then operated as the main line and Seaton to Stamford as a branch line. In 1894 the branch line to Uppingham was opened.

Midland Railway[edit]

The Midland Railway Kettering to Manton line passes over the Welland Viaduct a third of a mile to the east, and slightly to the north thereof, passed over the Peterborough and Stamford lines and the Uppingham twice. There was never a connection. The nearest station on the Midland was 1 mile away at Harringworth.

Closure[edit]

The Uppingham branch closed to passengers in 1960, and the Rugby to Peterborough line and Stamford branch in 1966. The Great Northern Railway operated a service between Peterborough North and Leicester Belgrave Road between 1883 and 1916, when the service was withdrawn as a war economy. Today the station site is a private home and scrapyard and the station building itself is now at least in part a prviate residence.[2]

Former Services
Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Rockingham   London and North Western Railway
Rugby to Peterborough East
  Wakerley and Barrowden
Rockingham   Great Northern Railway
Leicester Belgrave Road to Peterborough North
  Wakerley and Barrowden
Terminus   London and North Western Railway
Rugby and Stamford Railway
  Morcott
Terminus   London and North Western Railway
Uppingham branch
  Uppingham

Sample Train Timetable for April 1910[edit]

The table below shows the train departures from Seaton on weekdays in April 1910.[3]

Departure Going to Calling at Arrival Operator
03.29 Peterborough East Wansford, Peterborough East 04.05 LNWR
03.35 Stamford Stamford 03.52 LNWR
08.05 Peterborough North Wakerley & Barrowden, King's Cliffe, Nassington, Wansford, Castor, Overton, Peterborough North 08.48 GNR
09.17 Rugby Rockingham, Ashley & Weston, Market Harborough, Lubenham, Theddingworth, Welford & Kilworth, Yelverton & Stanford Park, Lilbourne, Clifton Mill, Rugby 10.34 LNWR
09.47 Peterborough East Wakerley & Barrowden, King's Cliffe, Nassington, Wansford, Castor, Peterborough East 10.37 LNWR
09.50 Stamford Morcott, Luffenham, Ketton & Collyweston, Stamford 10.16 LNWR
09.54 Uppingham Uppingham 10.05 LNWR
10.14 Leicester Belgrave Road Rockingham, Medbourne, Hallaton, East Norton, Tilton, Loseby, Ingersby, Thurnby & Scraptoft, Humberstone, Leicester Belgrave Road 11.22 GNR
11.21 Peterborough North Wakerley & Barrowden, King's Cliffe, Nassington, Wansford, Castor, Overton, Peterborough North 12.06 GNR
12.09 Peterborough East King's Cliffe, Wansford, Peterborough East 12.40 LNWR
12.10 Rugby Rockingham, Ashley & Weston, Market Harborough, Lubenham, Theddingworth, Welford & Kilworth, Yelverton & Stanford Park, Lilbourne, Clifton Mill, Rugby 13.30 LNWR
12.12 Stamford Morcott, Luffenham, Ketton & Collyweston, Stamford 12.35 LNWR
12.15 Uppingham Uppingham 12.25 LNWR
14.20 Peterborough East Wakerley & Barrowden, King's Cliffe, Nassington, Wansford, Overton, Peterborough East 15.05 LNWR
14.27 Rugby Rockingham, Ashley & Weston, Market Harborough, Welford & Kilworth, Rugby 15.25 LNWR
14.30 Uppingham Uppingham 14.40 LNWR
14.35 Stamford Morcott, Luffenham, Ketton & Collyweston, Stamford 14.58 LNWR
15.03 Leicester Belgrave Road Rockingham, Medbourne, Hallaton, East Norton, Tilton, Loseby, Ingersby, Thurnby & Scraptoft, Humberstone, Leicester Belgrave Road 16.10 GNR
17.04 Rugby Rockingham, Ashley & Weston, Market Harborough, Lubenham, Theddingworth, Welford & Lutterworth, Yelverton & Stanford Park, Lilbourne, Clifton Mill, Rugby 18.23 LNWR
17.04 Peterborough North Wakerley & Barrowden, King's Cliffe, Nassington, Wansford, Castor, Peterborough North 17.46 GNR
17.10
Fri only
Uppingham Uppingham 17.20 LNWR
18.17 Uppingham Uppingham 18.27 LNWR
18.19 Stamford Morcott, Luffenham, Ketton & Collyweston, Stamford 18.42 LNWR
19.10 Market Harborough Rockingham, Ashley & Weston, Market Harborough 19.35 LNWR
20.08 Leicester Belgrave Road Rockingham, Medbourne, Hallaton, East Norton, Tilton, Loseby, Ingersby, Thurnby & Scraptoft, Humberstone, Leicester Belgrave Road 21.11 GNR
22.08 Peterborough East Wakerley & Barrowden, King's Cliffe, Nassington, Wansford, Peterborough East 22.48 LNWR
20.35 Rugby Market Harborough, Welford & Lutterworth, Rugby 21.32 LNWR
22.11 Stamford Luffenham, Ketton & Collyweston, Stamford 22.32 LNWR

References[edit]

  1. ^ Butt, R.V.J., (1995) The Directory of Railway Stations, Yeovil: Patrick Stephens
  2. ^ British Railways Pre-Grouping Atlas and Gazetteer.
  3. ^ Bradshaw's Railway Guide, April 1910.

Coordinates: 52°34′18″N 0°39′38″W / 52.5716°N 0.6605°W / 52.5716; -0.6605