Twenty railway station

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Twenty railway station - - 128431.jpg
Former station building, now a double glazing works
Place Twenty, Lincolnshire
Area South Kesteven
Coordinates 52°46′10″N 0°17′25″W / 52.7694444°N 0.2902778°W / 52.7694444; -0.2902778Coordinates: 52°46′10″N 0°17′25″W / 52.7694444°N 0.2902778°W / 52.7694444; -0.2902778
Grid reference TF154204
Original company Spalding and Bourne Railway[1]
Pre-grouping Midland and Great Northern Joint Railway
Post-grouping Midland and Great Northern Joint Railway
Platforms 2[2]
1 August 1866 Opened[3]
9 October 1880 Closed
1 February 1881 Reopened
2 March 1959 Closed
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
170433 at Edinburgh Waverley.JPG UK Railways portal

Twenty railway station served the village of Twenty, Lincolnshire. It was on the route of the Spalding and Bourne Railway (opened 1866),[4] later part of the Midland and Eastern Railway and then part of the Midland and Great Northern Joint Railway main line between the Midlands and the Norfolk Coast.[5][6]


A 1903 Railway Clearing House map of railways in the vicinity of Twenty (left)

The station opened with the line on 1 August 1866, closed temporarily between 9 October 1880 and 1 February 1881, and closed permanently on 2 March 1959,[3] although the line remained opened for goods until 1964.[7] The three intermediate stations between Spalding and Bourne had unusual names, because there were few nearby settlements; in the area there was a series of drainage ditches, the twentieth of which ran close to the station, hence the name "Twenty".[dubious ][8]

Former Services
Preceding station   Disused railways   Following station
Line and station closed
Midland and Great Northern Joint Railway
Line and station closed

The former station buildings are still extant, unusually for this line, and in use as commercial premises[9] by a well-respected Double Glazing company.


  1. ^ Historic England. "Railway line (1365028)". PastScape. Retrieved 15 December 2010. 
  2. ^ Back, Michael (May 2009). Branch lines around Spalding: M&GN to Long Sutton. Middleton Press. figure 30. ISBN 978-1-906008-52-9. 
  3. ^ a b Butt, R. V. J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations: details every public and private passenger station, halt, platform and stopping place, past and present (1st ed.). Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. p. 236. ISBN 978-1-85260-508-7. OCLC 60251199. 
  4. ^ Casserley, H.C. (April 1968). "Midland and Great Northern Joint Railway". Britain's Joint Lines. Shepperton: Ian Allan. p. 15. ISBN 0-7110-0024-7. 
  5. ^ British Railways Atlas.1947. p.17
  6. ^ Historic England. "Station (507098)". PastScape. Retrieved 15 December 2010. 
  7. ^ "A Midland & Great Northern Miscellany". The Lincolnshire & East Yorkshire Transport Review. Archived from the original on 22 October 2006. Retrieved 30 April 2008. 
  8. ^ Wrottesley, A.J. (1981) [1970]. The Midland & Great Northern Joint Railway (2nd ed.). Newton Abbot: David & Charles. p. 23. ISBN 0-7153-8173-3. 
  9. ^ "Page from Rex Needle's web site on Bourne". 

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