Wortley railway station

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Wortley
Mileage marker at Wortley - geograph.org.uk - 1070947.jpg
Mileage marker
Location
Place Wortley
Area Barnsley
Coordinates 53°29′20″N 1°33′06″W / 53.488770°N 1.551530°W / 53.488770; -1.551530Coordinates: 53°29′20″N 1°33′06″W / 53.488770°N 1.551530°W / 53.488770; -1.551530
Grid reference SK298992
Operations
Original company Sheffield, Ashton-under-Lyne and Manchester Railway
Pre-grouping Great Central Railway
Post-grouping London and North Eastern Railway
Platforms 2
History
1845 opened
1955 closed
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

Wortley railway station was a railway station on the Sheffield, Ashton-under-Lyne and Manchester Railway lying between Deepcar and Penistone. It was built to serve the village of Wortley, near Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England. Wortley Hall, near the village, was the home of the Earl of Wharncliffe, long time associated with railway development in the area.

The station was similar to the others which opened with the line, with flanking platforms, slightly askew and linked by a footbridge, and a main, stone-built structure with canopy, on the Sheffield-bound platform. Because of its proximity to Wortley Hall the station had a private waiting room for the use of the Earl of Wharncliffe, his family and visitors.

The station, opened on 14 July 1845, was closed on 2 May 1955.

References[edit]

  • Dow, George. "Great Central Volume One" (The Progenitors 1813 - 1865)
Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Thurgoland   British Railways
Great Central Main Line
  Deepcar