- Barrow Hill railway station
Infobox UK disused station
name = Barrow Hill
North Midland Railway
owner = LMS
locale = Staveley
years1 = 1841
events1 = Opened
years2 = 1900
events2 = Renamed Barrow Hill and Staveley Works
years3 = 1951
events3 = Renamed Barrow Hill
years4 = 1954
events4 = Closed Barrow Hill railway station was originally opened as Staveley in 1841, a year after the opening of the
North Midland Railwayto serve Staveley, Derbyshire.
Allen's guide of 1842 writes of "Staveley upon the hill to the left ; Mr. Barrow's iron-works in the valley." [Allen, R. (1842), "The North Midland Railway Guide," Nottingham: R. Allen Republished 1973, Leeds: Turntable Enterprises]
It was in an area of rapidly expanding industrialisation. Iron working had been carried on for many centuries and Staveley works itself had been opened in 1702. The land originally had been owned by the
Duke of Devonshirebut the copyhold had been bought by Richard Barrow in 1840. Whites Gazetteer, in 1857, records "Staveley Works, 1 mile E. from Staveley, is an ancient iron smelting establishment; there are documents in existence proving it to have been a place of considerable importance centuries ago, but its early history will not bear any comparison with the vastness of operations in the present day. Here are the collieries and extensive ironworks of Richard Barrow, Esq., with blast furnaces, producing 200 tons of metal weekly. Castings and foundry work of all kinds are executed at this extensive establishment. Neat residences for the clerks and overlookers have been built in the vicinity, besides a great number of cottages." [Whites " Gazeteer, History and Directory of Derbyshire 1857"]
Local ore had been worked out by 1870, but the works continued to expand, bringing increasing work for the railway. The station was moved and rebuilt in 1888 in a new position when the Clowne branch was opened.
There were three platforms, two on the main line and one for the branch, with typical Midland buildings, some in brick others of timber.
In 1870, a large locomotive shed was opened, known as Staveley(Barrow Hill) Depot, coded 18D by the LMS and renumbered 41E in 1958. It included a 24 road
roundhouse. It closed in 1991, but has been preserved and reopened in 1998 as Barrow Hill Roundhouse & Railway Centre.
In 1900 the station was renamed Barrow Hill and Staveley Works, becoming Barrow Hill three years before it closed in 1954. [Pixton, B., (2000) "North Midland: Portrait of a Famous Route," Cheltenham: Runpast Publishing] .
The line is now part of the current
Midland Main Line.
Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.
Look at other dictionaries:
Dunham Hill railway station — was a railway station in Dunham on the Hill, Cheshire. It was opened in 1850 and closed in 1952. Near to the station was a branch line leading to the former ROF Dunham on the Hill explosives storage depot. Former Services Preceding… … Wikipedia
Barrow-in-Furness railway station — Infobox UK station name = Barrow in Furness code = BIF caption = Looking along Platform 1 towards the bridge under Abbey Road. manager = First TransPennine Express locale = Barrow in Furness borough = Barrow in Furness usage0405 = 0.508 usage0506 … Wikipedia
Railway station layout — A railway station is a place where trains make scheduled stops. Stations usually have one or more platforms constructed alongside a line of railway. However, railway stations come in many different configurations influenced by such factors as the … Wikipedia
Mickle Trafford railway station — was a station on the Birkenhead Joint Railway in Mickle Trafford, Cheshire open between 1889 and 1951 when it was closed and was subsequently demolished.  Although all traces of the station have gone, it remains an active operational… … Wikipedia
Chester Northgate railway station — Chester Northgate Site of the former Chester Northgate Station in 2010 Location Place Chester … Wikipedia
Derby Friargate railway station — Derby Friargate Platform remains in 1974. Location Place Derby … Wikipedia
Millers Dale railway station — Millers Dale Location Coordinates … Wikipedia
Neston South railway station — Neston South Taken on the Wirral Way approaching the station. … Wikipedia
Matlock Bath railway station — Matlock Bath Location Place … Wikipedia
Clay Cross railway station — Clay Cross Location Place Clay Cross Area Derbyshire Operations Original company North Midland Railway … Wikipedia