Welsh Harp railway station

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Welsh Harp
Location Hendon
Local authority London Borough of Barnet
Owner Midland Railway
Number of platforms 2
Key dates
1870 (1870) Opened
1903 (1903) Closed
Other information
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Welsh Harp railway station was built by the Midland Railway in 1870 on its extension to St. Pancras station.


The station opened on 2 May 1870.[1] With a single island platform between the slow lines, it was important for people escaping from the City for a day out, fishing or boating on the Brent Reservoir built in 1838. It was named after the nearby tavern, the Old Welsh Harp, but only lasted 33 years, closing on 1 July 1903.[1][2] There are now no visible remains of the station.


Preceding station National Rail Historical railways Following station
Line and station open
  Midland Railway
Midland Main Line
Line and station open


  1. ^ a b Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Yeovil: Patrick Stephens Ltd. p. 244. ISBN 1-85260-508-1. R508. 
  2. ^ Radford, B., (1983) Midland Line Memories: a Pictorial History of the Midland Railway Main Line Between London (St Pancras) & Derby London: Bloomsbury Books

Coordinates: 51°34′32″N 0°14′08″W / 51.5755°N 0.2356°W / 51.5755; -0.2356