Whissendine railway station

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Whissendine
Location
Place Whissendine
Area Rutland
Grid reference SK837165
Operations
Pre-grouping Midland Railway
Post-grouping London, Midland and Scottish Railway
London Midland Region of British Railways
Platforms 2
History
1 May 1848 Opened as Wymondham
1 September 1848 renamed Whisendine late Wymondham
1 October 1878 renamed Whissendine late Wymondham
1 May 1891 renamed Whissendine
3 October 1955 Closed [1]
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
The location of Whissendine Station, which served the villages of Whissendine, Wymondham and Edmonton from 1848-1955.

Whissendine railway station was a station serving the villages of Whissendine in Rutland and Wymondham and Edmondthorpe in Leicestershire. The station itself was about one and a half miles from each, and was in Leicestershire. It opened in 1848 on the Syston and Peterborough Railway and was originally named Wymondham but by 1863 it had been renamed Whisendine (with one s).[2][3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Butt, R.V.J., (1995) The Directory of Railway Stations, Yeovil: Patrick Stephens
  2. ^ Bradshaws General Railway and Steam Navigation Guide, Feb 1863.
  3. ^ British Railways Atlas.1947. p.16
Former Services
Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Saxby   Midland Railway
Leicester to Peterborough
Nottingham to Kettering
  Ashwell

Coordinates: 52°44′26″N 0°45′44″W / 52.7406°N 0.7622°W / 52.7406; -0.7622