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windsor_lad
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STATION ROAD

Post by windsor_lad » Fri Feb 24, 2017 2:59 pm

Does anyone know of any towns that has a Station Road but the station has long gone and what would be the longest time after closure that the name is still in use?

Could we build up a list between us?

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Re: STATION ROAD

Post by 12664 » Fri Feb 24, 2017 3:40 pm

Southwater (Station closed 07.03.1966)
Rudgwick (Station closed 14.06.1965)
Steyning (Station closed 07.03.1966)

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Re: STATION ROAD

Post by pdeaves » Fri Feb 24, 2017 8:38 pm

Westmoreland Station Road (in Bath) I believe never had a station!

There's a Station Road in:
  • Grove (nearest station: Wantage Road, closed 7 December 1964)
  • Purton (2 November 1964)
  • Minety (2 November 1964)
  • Malmesbury (10 September 1951)
  • Chiseldon (11 September 1961)
  • Lechlade (18 June 1962)
  • Wickwar (4 January 1965)
  • South Cerney (11 September 1961)
  • Berkeley (2 November 1964)
  • Wootton Bassett (4 January 1965)
  • Winterbourne (3 April 1961)
  • Coalpit Heath (3 April 1961)
  • Iron Acton (19 June 1944)
  • Flax Bourton (2 December 1963)
  • Holt (station was Holt Junction, 18 April 1966)
  • Midsomer Norton (North station 2 November 1959; South station 7 March 1966)
  • Draycott (9 September 1963)
  • Congresbury (9 September 1963)
  • Cheddar (9 September 1963)
  • Blagdon (14 September 1931)
  • Axbridge (9 September 1963)
  • Wellow (7 March 1966)
  • Devizes (18 April 1966)
  • Corsham (4 January 1965)
  • Shrivenham (7 December 1964)
  • Christian Malford (4 January 1965)
That's just ones in the area I vaguely know!

Elsewhere, there is a Station Road in Great Abington (Cambridgeshire), but I don't know whether is is for Bourne Bridge station (closed 9 October 1851) or Pampisford (closed 6 March 1967). Nearby Fulbourne (closed 2 January 1967 except an excursion on 15 May 1973) also qualifies.
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MisterC
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Re: STATION ROAD

Post by MisterC » Fri Feb 24, 2017 9:11 pm

Straying slightly from the subject, one of my favourite railway location names is Junction Road Junction. But which came first, the junction or Junction Road?

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Re: STATION ROAD

Post by David Goddard » Sat Feb 25, 2017 8:47 pm

The village where I grew up, Haddenham in Cambridgeshire, still retains it's Station Road, along with other stations on the same line at Bluntisham, Sutton and Wilburton, the latter which was sited some 1.3 miles from the village. The line and its stations closed to passengers on 2 January 1931 with goods lasting until 13 July 1964.

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