Burghclere railway station

Burghclere railway station (originally named Sydmonton)[1] was a station on the Didcot, Newbury and Southampton Railway in England. It was further from the village of Burghclere than Highclere railway station but Burghclere station was relatively busy, serving the larger village of Kingsclere.

Burghclere
Burghclere railway station (1966).JPG
Burghclere Station in 1966.
General information
LocationOld Burghclere, Basingstoke and Deane
England
Grid referenceSU470578
Platforms2
Other information
StatusDisused
History
Original companyDidcot, Newbury and Southampton Railway
Pre-groupingDidcot, Newbury and Southampton Railway
Post-groupingGreat Western Railway
Key dates
4 May 1885 (1885-05-04)Opened
4 August 1942Closed
8 March 1943Re-opened
7 March 1960Closed

FacilitiesEdit

It was furnished with the usual two platforms, station buildings (on the northbound platform) and passing loop and there were additional sidings on both sides of the line and further private sidings on a curve to the south east servicing local lime kilns. A goods shed, standard crane and cattle pen was also built next to the siding on the Northbound line.

ClosureEdit

Both the station and the railway closed in the 1960s - passenger trains were withdrawn in March 1960 and goods traffic had ceased by 1965, when the line closed completely.

RoutesEdit

Preceding station   Disused railways   Following station
Highclere
Line and station closed
  Great Western Railway
Didcot, Newbury and Southampton Railway
  Litchfield
Line and station closed

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Time Capsules - Old Photographs from the past (26 February 2009). "Old Photographs from the past - Burghclere Railway Station". Time Capsules. Retrieved 21 February 2013.

Coordinates: 51°19′03″N 1°19′37″W / 51.3176°N 1.3270°W / 51.3176; -1.3270