Chislet Colliery Halt railway station

Chislet Colliery Halt was a minor station on the Ashford to Ramsgate line. It opened in September 1919 and closed in 1971.

Chislet Colliery Halt
LocationWestbere, Kent
England
Coordinates51°18′37″N 1°09′55″E / 51.310391°N 1.165350°E / 51.310391; 1.165350Coordinates: 51°18′37″N 1°09′55″E / 51.310391°N 1.165350°E / 51.310391; 1.165350
Grid referenceTR 198 611
Platforms2
Other information
StatusDisused
History
Pre-groupingSouth Eastern and Chatham Railway
Post-groupingSouthern Railway
Key dates
September 1919Opened[1]
1969Renamed Chislet Halt
4 October 1971Closed

HistoryEdit

Chislet Colliery started production in 1919 and halt was opened that year as local housing was inadequate for employees at the colliery.[2] The halt was in the parish of Westbere.[3] There were two platforms initially built of timber but later rebuilt in concrete.[4] In 1961 a signal box was built, it opened on 27 May.[5] Chislet Colliery closed on 25 July 1969,[3] and the halt was renamed Chislet Halt in that year.[6] The halt closed on 4 October 1971.[7] The signal box was permanently switched out on 28 July 1984 and closed on 14 September 1986.[5] As in May 2021 the platforms were still in situ.


Preceding station   Disused railways   Following station
Sturry   British Rail
Southern Region

Ashford to Ramsgate
(via Canterbury West) line
  Grove Ferry and Upstreet

ReferencesEdit

Citations
  1. ^ Quick, Michael (2019) [2001]. Railway passenger stations in Great Britain: a chronology (PDF) (5th ed.). Railway & Canal Historical Society. p. 125.
  2. ^ Mitchell & Smith 1995, Illustration 59.
  3. ^ a b Mitchell & Smith 1995, Chislet Colliery.
  4. ^ Mitchell & Smith 1995, Illustrations 59 & 60.
  5. ^ a b Mitchell & Smith 1995, Illustration 61.
  6. ^ Kidner 1985, p. 43.
  7. ^ Mitchell & Smith 1995, Illustration 60.
Sources
  • Kidner, R. W. (1985). Southern Railway Halts. Surve and Gazeteer. Headington: The Oakwood Press. ISBN 0-85361-321-4.
  • Mitchell, Vic; Smith, Keith (1995). Branch Lines Around Canterbury. Midhurst: Middleton Press. ISBN 1-873793-58-8.