Bournville (Mon) Halt railway station

Bournville (Mon) Halt railway station was a station which served Ty'r-Cecil near Blaina Abertillery in the Welsh county of Monmouthshire.[1]

Bournville (Mon)
Bourrville (Mon) Halt 1865383 ebadd01b.jpg
Station remains in 1966.
LocationTy'r-Cecil nr Blaina, Blaenau Gwent
Wales
Coordinates51°45′00″N 3°09′24″W / 51.7501°N 3.1566°W / 51.7501; -3.1566Coordinates: 51°45′00″N 3°09′24″W / 51.7501°N 3.1566°W / 51.7501; -3.1566
Grid referenceSO202063
Platforms1
Other information
StatusDisused
History
Original companyGreat Western Railway
Post-groupingGreat Western Railway
Key dates
July 1897 (1897-07)Opened as Tylers Arms Platform
30 October 1933Renamed Bournville (Mon)
5 October 1942Became a halt
30 April 1962Closed
5 July 1976Line closed

HistoryEdit

The halt was opened by the Great Western Railway in July 1897 as an untimetabled station known as Tylers Arms Platform for the use of miners.[2][3][4] The name was taken from the public house situated just to the north.[citation needed] It was on the Great Western's 6-mile (9.7-kilometre) branch from Aberbeeg to Nantyglo which had first opened as a tramroad in 1824 by the Monmouthshire Railway and Canal Company before being converted to a railway in 1855.[5] It became part of the Great Western Railway in 1880[6] and remained there at the Grouping of 1923.[7]

The station was situated to the east of South Griffith Colliery and just to the west of a Baptist Chapel; it is known to have been in use by miners on 3 June 1915.[8] The colliery was served by a series of sidings which were in use between c. 1885 and c. 1937.[8] The single-platform halt, which was 1.5 miles (2.4 km) from Abertillery, backed on to houses in Bournville Road.[9] It was opened to the public and renamed Bournville (Mon) on 30 October 1933, with the suffix halt being added by 5 October 1942.[3][10] Passenger services were withdrawn from the station on 30 April 1962.[11][10][3][12] The line through the station was singled in 1964.[13] Official closure of the section between Blaina and Rose Heyworth Colliery including Bournville came on 5 July 1976.[14]


Preceding station   Disused railways   Following station
Blaina
Line and station closed
  Great Western Railway
Monmouthshire Railway and Canal Company
  Abertillery
Line and station closed

PresentEdit

The A467 road follows the course of the former line through Bournville.[citation needed]

ReferencesEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Conolly (2004), p. 8, section A4.
  2. ^ Croughton, Kidner & Young (1982), p. 136.
  3. ^ a b c Quick (2009), p. 94.
  4. ^ Butt (1995), p. 236.
  5. ^ Page (1988), pp. 141–142.
  6. ^ Awdry (1990), p. 36.
  7. ^ Awdry (1990), p. 13.
  8. ^ a b Mitchell & Smith (2006), fig. XXV.
  9. ^ Mitchell & Smith (2006), fig. 78.
  10. ^ a b Butt (1995), p. 40.
  11. ^ Clinker (1988), p. 16.
  12. ^ Hall (2009), p. 52.
  13. ^ Mitchell & Smith (2006), fig. 79.
  14. ^ Hurst (1991), p. 69, note 3054.

SourcesEdit

  • Awdry, Christopher (1990). Encyclopaedia of British Railway Companies. Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 1-8526-0049-7. OCLC 19514063. CN 8983.
  • 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.
  • Clinker, C.R. (1988) [1978]. Clinker's Register of Closed Passenger Stations and Goods Depots in England, Scotland and Wales 1830–1980 (2nd ed.). Bristol: Avon-Anglia Publications & Services. ISBN 978-0-905466-91-0. OCLC 655703233.