Clowne South railway station


Clowne South railway station
Clowne South
Location
Area Derbyshire
Operations
Original company LD&ECR
Pre-grouping Great Central Railway
Post-grouping LNER
British Railways
History
8 March 1897 Opened as Clowne South
10 September 1939 renamed Clown and Barlborough
18 June 1951 renamed Clowne South
circa april 1964 Closed[1]
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
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Clowne South railway station was a former railway station in Clowne, Derbyshire. It was opened by the Lancashire, Derbyshire and East Coast Railway in March 1897 and closed in 1939. [2]

It was built side by side with the Midland Railway station on the latter's line between Staveley and Elmton, and to the south there was a connection between the two lines.

The LD&ECR line then continued north, crossing the Midland line near the branch to Barlborough Colliery, then dropped steeply to the Rother valley through Spinkhill Tunnel.

One portal of the tunnel is still viewable from 'The Sidings' skate park near the old Tertiary College. The other portal now buried under the road that leads to Tesco and the new roundabout.

The old trackbed can be followed through Linear Park, before you descend down some steps where there would have been a bridge to carry the track over towards the Markland Grips.

Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Spinkhill   Great Central Railway
Lancashire, Derbyshire and East Coast Railway
  Creswell and Wellbeck

References

  1. ^ Butt, R.V.J., (1995) The Directory of Railway Stations, Yeovil: Patrick Stephens
  2. ^ Cupit,T., Taylor, W., (1984 2nd.Ed.) The Lancashire, Derbyshire and East Coast Railway, Trowbridge: The Oakwood Press

     

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Coordinates: 53°16′34″N 1°15′43″W / 53.2760°N 1.2619°W / 53.2760; -1.2619



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