Fontburn Halt

Location type

Station


Names and dates

Fontburn (1903-1921)
Fontburn Halt (1921-1950)

Opened on the Northumberland Central Railway.


Description

This halt, a platform on the west side of the line, was not far north of Fontburn Viaduct. The platform, built on a frame on concrete and steel, had a small waiting shelter.

To the north were railway cottages, on the west side of the line, and a signal box on the east side. A siding to Whitehouse Lime Works ran south east from the line, being approached from the north. A tramway ran east to Whitehouse Quarries from the lime works. The route of this varied over the years.

The halt opened in 1903 (or more likely earlier) and closed in 1950, two years before the line's closure to passengers. The line closed completely in 1963.

The wooden decking has been removed, but the lattice of steel and concrete remains, almost like some kind of artistic structure. The walkway to the platform (partly stone built) was part of this structure and also remains, without its decking.

The cottages remain, known as Daisy Cottages.

The Font Reservoir Dam was built to the west of the Fontburn Viaduct in 1900. It was with the dam that the small settlement at Fontburn was established. A siding was laid on the west side of the line, (running round the halt's west side and approached from the north), to bring in materials.

07/12/2018

Tags

Station halt

External links

NLS Collection OS map of 1892-1914
NLS Collection OS map of 1944-67
NLS Map
NLS Map


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Brinkburn Halt
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Other railway and industry locations
Fontburn Viaduct
Whitehouse Lime Works
Whitehouse Quarries
Whitehouse Colliery
Ewesley Quarry
Forestburn Quarry
Limekilns
Quarry
Forestburn Colliery
Longwitton Colliery
Lee Siding
Lee Pit
Hartington Quarry
Tourist/other
Fontburn Reservoir
Hartington Hall
Location names in dark blue are on the same original line.