North Drove railway station

North Drove railway station was a station serving Pode Hole in Lincolnshire, England. It was on the route of the Spalding and Bourne Railway (opened 1866),[1] later part of the Midland and Great Northern Joint Railway.[2]

North Drove
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Goods shed and weighbridge office at North Drove Station
LocationPode Hole, South Holland, Lincolnshire
Coordinates52°46′32″N 00°12′29″W / 52.77556°N 0.20806°W / 52.77556; -0.20806Coordinates: 52°46′32″N 00°12′29″W / 52.77556°N 0.20806°W / 52.77556; -0.20806
Grid referenceTF208212
Other information
Original companySpalding and Bourne Railway
Pre-groupingMidland and Great Northern Joint Railway
Post-groupingMidland and Great Northern Joint Railway
Key dates
1 August 1866Opened
9 October 1880Closed
1 February 1881Opened
15 September 1958Closed for passengers
30 March 1964closed for freight


A 1903 Railway Clearing House map of railways in the vicinity of North Drove (upper centre)

The station and line opened on 1 August 1866, closed temporarily between 9 October 1880 and 1 February 1881, and closed permanently on 15 September 1958,[3] although the line remained open for goods until 1964.[4] The three intermediate stations between Spalding and Bourne had unusual names, because there were few nearby settlements; the local meaning of "Drove" is a road flanked by ditches or streams.[5]

Former Services
Preceding station   Disused railways   Following station
Line and station closed
Midland and Great Northern Joint Railway
Line closed, station open
Line and station closed


  1. ^ Casserley, H.C. (April 1968). "Midland and Great Northern Joint Railway". Britain's Joint Lines. Shepperton: Ian Allan. p. 15. ISBN 0-7110-0024-7.
  2. ^ Historic England. "North Drove Station (507052)". Research records (formerly PastScape). Retrieved 15 December 2010.
  3. ^ Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Yeovil: Patrick Stephens Ltd. p. 173. ISBN 1-85260-508-1. R508.
  4. ^ British Railways Atlas.1947. p. 17
  5. ^ Wrottesley, A.J. (1981) [1970]. The Midland & Great Northern Joint Railway (2nd ed.). Newton Abbot: David & Charles. p. 23. ISBN 0-7153-8173-3.

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