Curthwaite railway station

Curthwaite was a railway station on the Maryport and Carlisle Railway (M&CR) serving West Curthwaite and Thursby in Cumbria. The station was opened by the M&CR in 1843 and lay in the Parish of Westward.[1]

Curthwaite railway station
Curthwaite Railway Station - - 116132.jpg
The old station building and watertower
General information
LocationThursby, Allerdale
Coordinates54°50′01″N 3°03′03″W / 54.833525°N 3.050802°W / 54.833525; -3.050802Coordinates: 54°50′01″N 3°03′03″W / 54.833525°N 3.050802°W / 54.833525; -3.050802
Grid referenceNY3260149250
Other information
Original companyMaryport & Carlisle Railway
Post-groupingLondon Midland and Scottish Railway
Key dates
10 May 1843Opened
12 June 1950Station closed to all traffic
The old water tower.


Curthwaite station was opened by the Maryport & Carlisle Railway in 1843.[2] At grouping in 1923 the M&CR became a part of the London, Midland and Scottish Railway. It was closed by the British Transport Commission in 1950 (as an economy measure), two years after the railway system was nationalised.

The main Carlisle-Maryport line (completed in 1845) remains open and forms part of the Cumbrian Coast Line between Carlisle and Barrow in Furness.

The station had two through platforms, with a station building that survives as a private house and also a water tower that survives and is now a listed building.[3] The platforms have been demolished.


  1. ^ "Old Cumbria Gazetteer". Portsmouth University. Retrieved 28 August 2012.
  2. ^ Quick 2009, p. 142.
  3. ^ Historic England. "Curthwaite water tower (Grade II) (1326860)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 29 August 2012.
Further reading
  • 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.
  • Jowett, Alan (2000). Jowett's Nationalised Railway Atlas (1st ed.). Penryn, Cornwall: Atlantic Transport Publishers. ISBN 978-0-906899-99-1. OCLC 228266687.
Preceding station Historical railways Following station
Line and station open
  Maryport & Carlisle Railway
Maryport and Carlisle Railway
Line and station open