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Construction and openingEdit

The station was on the NSR Waterhouses branch line from Leekbrook Junction to Waterhouses. The single line branch was authorised on 1 March 1899 by the Leek, Caldon Low, and Hartington Light Railways Order, 1898.[3][4] and construction took until 1905.

Station layoutEdit

The station was solely for the use of workmen from the nearby Caldon Low quarries, and their families. There were no goods facilities, just a single wooden platform for passengers with an old coach body to act as an waiting room.[5] The halt a request stop and was unstaffed with passengers paying for their tickets at their destination. The only exception to this was on Leek market days when a porter from Waterhouses would walk to Caldon Low to issue tickets.[6]


The branch line was never a financial success and the halt closed on 30 September 1935 when passenger services on the line were withdrawn.[7]



  1. ^ a b Quick (2001), p. 111.
  2. ^ Christiansen & Miller (1971), p. 304.
  3. ^ "Light Railways Act 1896". Parliamentary Debates (Hansard). House of Commons. 21 March 1899. col. 1552.
  4. ^ "No. 27062". The London Gazette. 14 March 1899. p. 1761.
  5. ^ Jeuda (2014), p. 154.
  6. ^ Jeuda (1980), p. 74.
  7. ^ Christiansen & Miller (1971), p. 258.