Wickham Bishops railway station

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Wickham Bishops
Location
Place Wickham Bishops
Area Maldon
Coordinates 51°46′24″N 0°38′35″E / 51.7732°N 0.6431°E / 51.7732; 0.6431Coordinates: 51°46′24″N 0°38′35″E / 51.7732°N 0.6431°E / 51.7732; 0.6431
Grid reference TL824116
Operations
Original company Maldon, Witham and Braintree Railway[1]
Eastern Counties Railway
Pre-grouping Great Eastern Railway
Post-grouping London and North Eastern Railway
Platforms 1
History
2 October 1848 Opened as Wickham[1]
1 October 1913 Renamed Wickham Bishops[1]
7 September 1964 Closed
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
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Wickham Bishops railway station served the village of Wickham Bishops, Essex. It closed to passengers in 1964 with the closure of the Witham–Maldon branch line, though freight traffic continued to pass through the station for a further two years.

History[edit]

The Maldon, Witham and Braintree railway – which consisted of two branch lines from the Eastern Counties Railway station at Witham – opened for goods on 15 August 1848. Passenger services began on 2 October that year,[2] and a station originally named Wickham was opened that day.[1]

The station was renamed Wickham Bishops on 1 October 1913, and closed on 7 September 1964.[1]

Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Witham
Line closed, station open
  Great Eastern Railway
Witham-Maldon branch line
  Langford and Ulting
Line and station closed

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e 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. 250. ISBN 1-8526-0508-1. OCLC 60251199. 
  2. ^ Awdry, Christopher (1990). Encyclopaedia of British Railway Companies. London: Guild Publishing. p. 147. CN 8983. 

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