Denbigh railway station

Denbigh railway station served the town of Denbigh in Wales. It closed in 1962. The only remains of the station are sections of platform edge.[2]

Denbigh
Denbigh station (remains) geograph-3407122-by-Ben-Brooksbank.jpg
General information
LocationDenbigh, Wales
Platforms2
Other information
StatusDisused
History
Original companyVale of Clwyd Railway
Pre-groupingLondon and North Western Railway
Post-grouping
Key dates
5 October 1858first (temporary) station opened
December 1860Opened
30 April 1962Closed[1]
4 May 1964closed for goods
1965line closed
Denbigh station site in 2018, now occupied by retail units

The Vale of Clwyd Railway had used a temporary stop at Denbigh from 1858 until their station buildings, which also housed their headquarters, were constructed. The station was designed, along with several other stations on the line, by the local firm of Lloyd Williams and Underwood. It opened in December 1860 and was for some time the terminus of the railway, until the line extension to Ruthin opened in 1862.[3]

The Tudor Gothic-style station building, which incorporated accommodation on the first-floor for the station master, primarily used limestone, with detailing such as around the doors, windows and chimneys being of freestone. The booking and left luggage offices were placed centrally, and there were three waiting rooms - a general room, one for ladies travelling first-class and another for those ladies travelling second-class. There was an initially single platform, partly sheltered by a roof supported by cast iron columns. That platform was extended in 1885 and altered also to allow trains to stop regardless of their direction of travel.[3][2]

RailtoursEdit

A rail enthusiasts tour of the region called at the site of Denbigh station on 24 September 1966.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Butt, R.V.J., (1995) The Directory of Railway Stations, Yeovil: Patrick Stephens
  2. ^ a b "1861 – Denbigh Railway Station, Wales". Archiseek/Irish Georgian Society. Retrieved 2 January 2019.
  3. ^ a b "Denbigh Railway Station, Denbigh (54009)". Coflein. RCAHMW. Retrieved 2 January 2019.
  4. ^ Cooper 2021, p. 40.

Further readingEdit


Preceding station   Disused railways   Following station
Terminus   London and North Western Railway
Denbigh, Ruthin and Corwen Railway
  Llanrhaiadr
Bodfari   Mold and Denbigh Junction Railway   Terminus
Trefnant   London and North Western Railway
Vale of Clwyd Railway
  Terminus

Coordinates: 53°11′15″N 3°24′44″W / 53.1876°N 3.4122°W / 53.1876; -3.4122