Crowden railway station

Crowden railway station
Crowden Station.JPG
Looking west in September 2009
Place Crowden
Area High Peak
Coordinates 53°29′29″N 1°52′26″W / 53.4914°N 1.8740°W / 53.4914; -1.8740Coordinates: 53°29′29″N 1°52′26″W / 53.4914°N 1.8740°W / 53.4914; -1.8740
Grid reference SK083994
Original company Manchester, Sheffield and Lincolnshire Railway
Pre-grouping Great Central Railway
Post-grouping London and North Eastern Railway
1 July 1861 (1861-07-01) Station opened
4 February 1957 (1957-02-04) Station closed
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
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Crowden railway station is a closed railway station on the Woodhead Line between Manchester and Sheffield, that served the hamlet of Crowden, Derbyshire between 1861 and 1957.


The section of the Sheffield, Ashton-under-Lyne and Manchester Railway (SA&MR) between Dinting (then known as Glossop) and Woodhead opened to public traffic on 8 August 1844, but initially there was no station between Hadfield and Woodhead.[1] At the start of 1847, the SA&MR amalgamated with other companies to form the Manchester, Sheffield and Lincolnshire Railway (MS&LR).[2]

A local millowner, Brown & Co., donated £50 towards the cost of providing a station at Crowden; plans were drawn up in April 1857, but the MS&LR decided that the sum of £400 was too much and dropped the idea; however, they did not return the donation, and when Brown & Co. complained in May 1860 about their loss, the plan was revived, and the station was built, the MS&LR meeting the balance of the £450 total cost. George Benton of Glossop was contracted for the building work, but the necessary road improvements were provided by Manchester Corporation,[3] the station being adjacent to the dam at the lower end of the Woodhead Reservoir, which belonged to Manchester Corporation. The station was opened on 1 July 1861.[4]

The station was closed on 4 February 1957[4] but passenger trains continued to pass through the station until January 1970 and the line was closed completely in July 1981.


  1. ^ Dow, George (1959). Great Central, Volume One: The Progenitors, 1813-1863. Shepperton: Ian Allan. p. 46. ISBN 0 7110 1468 X. 
  2. ^ Dow 1959, p. 81
  3. ^ Dow 1959, p. 256
  4. ^ a b Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Yeovil: Patrick Stephens Ltd. p. 73. ISBN 1 85260 508 1. R508. 

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Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Hadfield   Manchester, Sheffield and Lincolnshire Railway
Woodhead Line

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