Spinks Lane railway station

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Spink's Lane
The Site of Spinks Lane Station - geograph.org.uk - 1929567.jpg
The Site today
Location
Place Wymondham
Area South Norfolk
Operations
Pre-grouping Norwich & Brandon Railway
Platforms ?
History
30 July 1845 Opened
November 1845 Closed
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
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Spink's Lane was a railway station in Wymondham. It was opened very briefly in 1845 to trains on the line from Norwich.

The Bill for the Norwich & Brandon Railway (N&BR) received Royal Assent on 10 May 1844. Work started on the line in 1844 and the line and its stations were opened on 30 July 1845. Spink's Lane station opened with the line and was situated east of Wymondham station and west of Hethersett station. The line ran from Ely to Trowse, in Norwich. The link into Norwich was delayed due to the need to build a bridge over the River Wensum that kept the river navigable. One month before the N&BR opened a Bill authorising the amalgamation of the Yarmouth & Norwich Railway with the N&BR came into effect and so Spink's Lane station became a Norfolk Railway asset.[1]

However two stations in the relatively small Wymondham proved to be overkill, and Spinks Lane closed in November 1845, just 4 months after it opened.

The station building was still extant in 1983 but had been demolished by 1986.[2]

Today Wymondham railway station is the town's sole station.[3]

It was located on Spinks Lane, on the eastern outskirts of the town.[4]

Former Services
Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Wymondham   Norfolk Railway   Hethersett

References[edit]

  1. ^ C.J. Allen[full citation needed]
  2. ^ Summers, Alan (April 2005). "Spinks Lane Railway Station". Great Eastern Journal. 122: 8–10. 
  3. ^ Welcome To
  4. ^ Google Maps

Coordinates: 52°34′31″N 1°08′38″E / 52.5754°N 1.144°E / 52.5754; 1.144