Seven Hills Halt railway station

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Seven Hills Halt
Place Ingham
Area St Edmundsbury
Original company Thetford and Watton Railway
Pre-grouping Great Eastern Railway
Post-grouping London and North Eastern Railway
1 March 1876 (1876-03-01) Station opened
8 June 1953 (1953-06-08) Station closed
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
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Seven Hills Halt railway station was a railway station in Suffolk, England on the branch line between Thetford and Bury St Edmunds.[1] It was closed in 1953,[2] along with the rest of the branch.

Thetford to
Bury St Edmunds line
Breckland Line
Thetford Bridge
Seven Hills Halt
Bury St Edmunds
Ipswich to Ely Line


The railway line between Bury St Edmunds and Thetford was proposed by the Bury St Edmunds and Thetford Railway (B&TR) and authorised on 5 July 1865; but the company had problems in raising the necessary money.[3] After assistance was given by the Thetford and Watton Railway (T&WR), the plan was modified, and instead of running to the main station at Thetford, a curve was built so that T&WR trains from Swaffham could run directly to the Bury St Edmunds line without reversing at Thetford.[4] The B&TR line between Bury St Edmunds and Thetford Bridge was opened on 1 March 1876.[5] The B&TR was purchased by the Great Eastern Railway (GER) in 1878.[3]

Trains on the B&TR were operated by the T&WR until 1879, when operation was taken over by the GER;[6] after this, trains from Bury began to run to Thetford; the east to south curve at Thetford Bridge was not used after 1880.[7] Thetford Bridge was then the last station before Thetford.[8]

Former Services
Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Barnham   Great Eastern Railway
Thetford-Bury St Edmunds Line


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  2. ^ Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Yeovil: Patrick Stephens Ltd. p. 208. ISBN 1-85260-508-1. R508. 
  3. ^ a b Awdry, Christopher (1990). Encyclopaedia of British Railway Companies. London: Guild Publishing. p. 120. CN 8983. 
  4. ^ McCarthy, Colin; McCarthy, David; Cobb, Michael (August 2007). Waller, Peter, ed. Railways of Britain: Norfolk and Suffolk. Hersham: Ian Allan. p. 6. ISBN 978-0-7110-3223-1. 0708/c1. 
  5. ^ Allen, Cecil J. (1956) [1955]. The Great Eastern Railway (2nd ed.). Hampton Court: Ian Allan. p. 217. 
  6. ^ Awdry 1990, p. 166
  7. ^ McCarthy, McCarthy & Cobb 2007, map 26
  8. ^ Conolly, W. Philip (January 1976). British Railways Pre-Grouping Atlas and Gazetteer (5th ed.). Shepperton: Ian Allan. p. 12, section B5. ISBN 0-7110-0320-3. EX/0176. 

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Coordinates: 52°20′02″N 0°43′33″E / 52.3339°N 0.7257°E / 52.3339; 0.7257