Bakewell railway station
Bakewell railway station was a railway station built to serve the town of Bakewell in Derbyshire, England, by the Midland Railway on its extension of the Manchester, Buxton, Matlock and Midland Junction Railway line from Rowsley to Buxton.
The station in 1905
|Original company||Midland Railway|
|Post-grouping||London Midland and Scottish Railway|
|1 August 1862||Station opened|
|6 March 1967||Station closed|
|Listed feature||Former Bakewell Railway Station|
|Listing grade||Grade II|
|Added to list||28 January 1994|
|Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom|
|Closed railway stations in Britain|
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The station was opened by the Midland Railway on 1 August 1862. Being the nearest station to Haddon Hall, it was built in a grand style as the local station for the Duke of Rutland over whose land the line had passed. Designed by Edward Walters of Manchester, the buildings were of fine ashlar with intricate carvings which incorporated the Duke's coat of arms.
Since the line was climbing steeply towards its summit at Peak Forest, the station was located uphill about half a mile from the town, which became a disadvantage when road transport developed.
During the nationalisation of Britain's railways in 1948 the station was passed on to the London Midland Region of British Railways, and despite escaping the Beeching Axe the station was closed when passenger services ceased on 6 March 1967. Trains continued to pass through the station until 1968 when the line was closed.
The station buildings still survive and are Grade II listed. They are perched half a mile east of the centre of Bakewell, high upon the hillside due to the alignment that the railway was forced to take.
In time the station was replaced with Bakewell Industrial Estate; the station building is still in use as a warehouse along with the platforms (but the gap between platforms have been filled in to facilitate the Monsal Trail).
Ridged canopies existed over the platforms, and a goods shed and cattle dock, but all have since been removed.
- Butt 1995, p. 23
- Historic England. "Former Bakewell Railway Station (Grade II) (1316505)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 26 March 2019.
- "Monsal Trail Derbyshire Peak District Litton Cressbrook Mill Cycling Bike Track Disused Railway". Retrieved 21 April 2009.
- "Monsal Trail structures". Retrieved 17 April 2010.
- Kingscott, Geoffrey (2007). Lost Railways of Derbyshire. Newbury: Countryside Books. ISBN 9781846740428.
- 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. ISBN 978-1-85260-508-7. OCLC 60251199.
- Jowett, Alan (2000). Jowett's Nationalised Railway Atlas (1st ed.). Penryn, Cornwall: Atlantic Transport Publishers. ISBN 978-0-906899-99-1. OCLC 228266687.
- Jowett, Alan (March 1989). Jowett's Railway Atlas of Great Britain and Ireland: From Pre-Grouping to the Present Day (1st ed.). Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 978-1-85260-086-0. OCLC 22311137.
- Station on navigable O.S. map
- Truman, P.; Hunt, D. (1989). Midland Railway Portrait. Sheffield: Platform 5 Publishing. ISBN 0906579724.
- Radford, B. (1988). Midland Through the Peak: A Pictorial History of the Midland Railway Main Line Routes Between Derby and Manchester. Unicorn Books. ISBN 1852410019.
|Preceding station||Disused railways||Following station|
Line and station closed
Manchester, Buxton, Matlock and Midland Junction Railway
Line and station closed
|Proposed Heritage railways|