Steyning railway station

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Steyning
Steyning Station at opening 1861.jpg
Location
Place Steyning
Area Horsham, West Sussex
Grid reference TQ182114
Operations
Pre-grouping London, Brighton and South Coast Railway
Post-grouping Southern Railway
Southern Region of British Railways
Platforms 2
History
16 October 1861[1]1 July 1861[2] Opened
7 March 1966 Closed
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
170433 at Edinburgh Waverley.JPG UK Railways portal

Steyning railway station was on the Steyning Line which served the small market town of Steyning.[1]

Station opening and development[edit]

Steyning Railway Station, c. 1880
Steyning Station layout c. 1880

The arrival of the station accelerated residential development in the area and some houses were constructed by the railway contractor to the west of the station. Workshops constructed by the contractor survived as industrial units until their demolition after 1953.[3] In addition to passengers, the station's main traffic was animals, notably horses, for the Wednesday cattle market in "Market Field".

The single-track line was doubled by 1879.[1]

In 1912 the station master appointed by the LBSCR was Charles Holden, father of the past President of the Bluebell Railway Bernard Holden who also lived at the station-master's house.

Closed[edit]

The station closed as a result of the Beeching Axe in 1966 and was demolished soon after closure. The site is now occupied by the new alignment of the A283 Steyning-by-pass. Only the old warehouse building (view building), long since converted into townhouses remains of the station today aside from the name "Station Road". [4]

Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Henfield   British Rail
Southern Region

Steyning Line
  Bramber

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Oppitz, Leslie (2001). Lost Railways of Sussex. Countryside Books. ISBN 1-85306-697-4. 
  2. ^ http://www.100megsfree.com/hhg/page3.html
  3. ^ "Steyning - British History Online". Retrieved 2010-06-12. 
  4. ^ "Shoreham - Guildford". Retrieved 2010-06-12. 

Coordinates: 50°53′22″N 0°19′17″W / 50.8895°N 0.3214°W / 50.8895; -0.3214