Highclere railway station

Highclere railway station was a station on the Didcot, Newbury and Southampton Railway in England. It shares the name of the nearby village of Highclere and Highclere Castle.

Highclere
Highclere station with E1 31067 (1960).JPG
General information
LocationBurghclere [sic], Basingstoke and Deane
England
Grid referenceSU464606
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

The station was very similar to other stations on the line with the standard passing loop, station building and a single siding to the south. To the north of the station the line was crossed on an unusually designed bridge by the A34 road.

The site todayEdit

The road now occupies much of the track-bed to the south of the station, a move that took place when the trunk road became a dual carriageway. The A34 Newbury bypass now occupies the Tothill cutting which carried the line to the north of the station. The station building, goods shed, and signal box still remain to this day.

RoutesEdit

Preceding station   Disused railways   Following station
Woodhay
Line and station closed
  Great Western Railway
Didcot, Newbury and Southampton Railway
  Burghclere
Line and station closed

ReferencesEdit


Further readingEdit

  • Behrend, George (1964). Gone With Regret. Jersey: Jersey Artists. . The author spent his childhood around the station and makes extensive reference to it.

Coordinates: 51°20′33″N 1°20′07″W / 51.3426°N 1.3352°W / 51.3426; -1.3352