Trentham Gardens railway station

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Trentham Gardens
PlaceTrentham, Staffordshire
Coordinates52°58′08″N 2°11′47″W / 52.9690°N 2.1963°W / 52.9690; -2.1963Coordinates: 52°58′08″N 2°11′47″W / 52.9690°N 2.1963°W / 52.9690; -2.1963
Grid referenceSJ867412
Original companyNorth Staffordshire Railway
Post-groupingLondon, Midland and Scottish Railway
British Railways (London Midland region)
28 March 1910Opened as Trentham Park[1]
September 1927closed to regular traffic[1]
7 October 1946renamed Trentham Gardens[2]
1 October 1957closed[1]
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain

Trentham Gardens railway station (originally named Trentham Park) was the last station built by the North Staffordshire Railway (NSR) and was the terminus of the short 1 mile 14 chains (1.18 miles; 1.89 kilometres) Trentham Park branch.[2]

The line was built to serve Trentham Gardens which had recently donated to the County Borough of Stoke-on-Trent by the 4th Duke of Sutherland.[3]

Regular passenger traffic on the branch line was withdrawn between 1927 and 1938 although excursion trains ran frequently. In 1938 a regular Sunday service was reintroduced but the outbreak of the Second World War led to the discontinuation of these services.[2]

During the war the Central Clearing House of the Bank of England was evacuated from London to Trentham Hall[4] and regular goods trains ran to Trentham Park to deliver supplies and excursion trains continued throughout the war.[2]

After the war excursion trains resumed and in 1946 the station was renamed Trentham Gardens.[2] The growth in car traffic made the branch line less economic and it closed at the end of 1957[1]

The station site photographed in 2018

Since closure the site of the station has been built upon and is now a housing estate.


  1. ^ a b c d Quick, Michael (2009) [2001]. Railway passenger stations in Great Britain: a chronology (4th ed.). Oxford: Railway and Canal Historical Society. p. 386. ISBN 978-0-901461-57-5. OCLC 612226077.
  2. ^ a b c d e Jeuda, Basil (2010). The North Staffordshire Railway in LMS days. 1. Lydney, Gloucestershire: Lightmoor Press. p. 82. ISBN 978-1899889-48-8.
  3. ^ Christiansen, Rex & Miller, Robert William (1971). The North Staffordshire Railway. Newton Abbot, Devon: David & Charles. p. 114. ISBN 0-7153-5121- 4.
  4. ^ Hennessey, Elizabeth (1992). A Domestic History of the Bank of England, 1930-1960. Cambridge University Press. ISBN 978-0521391405.

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Preceding station   Historical railways   Following station
TerminusNorth Staffordshire Railway
Line and station closed