Stretton and Claymills railway station

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Stretton & Claymills
Location
Place Stretton
Area East Staffordshire
Coordinates 52°50′02″N 1°37′44″W / 52.8338°N 1.6289°W / 52.8338; -1.6289Coordinates: 52°50′02″N 1°37′44″W / 52.8338°N 1.6289°W / 52.8338; -1.6289
Grid reference SK251263
Operations
Original company North Staffordshire Railway
Post-grouping London, Midland and Scottish Railway
London Midland Region of British Railways
Platforms 2
History
11 September 1848[1] Opened
1 January 1949 Closed to passengers
7 June 1965[2] Goods facilities withdrawn
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
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Stretton and Claymills railway station is a former railway station in Stretton, near Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire.

History[edit]

The station was opened by the North Staffordshire Railway in 1901.

The line itself dated back to 1848, and from 1878, was shared by the Great Northern Railway with its Derbyshire Extension. Although the correct name is "Clay Mills", both companies referred to it as one word.

The station was built of timber throughout. There was a small booking office, and general and ladies’ waiting rooms on the main platform, with an open-fronted shelter on the other. Access was by inclined ramps from the road way outside. The LMS rebuilt the platforms in concrete, halving them to 150 foot.[when?]

The station closed in 1949 but remained intact until it was demolished in 1964. The preceding station, Horninglow, also closed in 1949 but continued to be used by occasional excursion trains, but it is not known if this was the case with Stretton. Goods traffic continued to use the line until 1966.

Preceding station   Disused railways   Following station
Line and station closed
North Staffordshire Railway
Line and station closed

Present day[edit]

The track has since been removed, and the way hard-surfaced to make the 'Jinnie Trail'. The station master's house has been a private dwelling since the line closed.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations, Patrick Stephens Ltd, Sparkford, ISBN 1-85260-508-1, p. 223.
  2. ^ 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. 130. ISBN 0-905466-19-5. 

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