Kirbymoorside

Location type

Station

Name and dates

Kirbymoorside (1874-1953)

Where: Yorkshire and Lincolnshire, England
Opened on the Gilling to Pickering Line (North Eastern Railway).

Description

This was a two platform station to the south of the village of Kirkbymoorside (see note to right), just south of the village bypass. The railway was single track with a passing loop at the station. The main station building was on the eastbound platform (nearest the village) and the goods yard at the east end, on the north side of the line, and approached from the east. There was a signal box at the east end of the eastbound platform.

The station closed to passengers in 1953, becoming a goods terminus with the line west retained. It was visited by an excursion in 1959 and again in 1964, not long before line closure.

The station building was demolished in early 2010 having survived as business premises since closure.

Tags

Station

Aliases

Kirby Moorside Kirkbymoorside




Nearby stations
Nawton
Sinnington
Helmsley
Nunnington
Pickering
Hovingham Spa
Slingsby
Kirby [North Eastern]
Barton-le-Street
Gilling
Levisham
Amotherby
Marishes Road
Thornton Dale
Low Marishes
Kirkdale Viaduct
Harome Siding
Mine
Rosedale West Goods
Sherriff's Pit
Mill Lane Junction
Blakey Mines
Rosedale East Goods
Blakey Junction
Malton East Junction
Bloworth Crossing
Scarborough Road Junction
Tourist/other
Fryton Crossing
New Bridge Level Crossing
Swinton Crossing
Location names in dark blue are on the same original line.


Kirbymoorside / Kirby Moorside / Kirkbymoorside


Today the spelling for the village is considered to be Kirkbymoorside. Historically it is less clear with newspapers and books using Kirkbymoorside and Kirbymoorside interchangeably going back to 1800.

As to Kirbymoorside versus Kirby Moorside both have been used officially in various official and non official documents. It appears that British Railways tried to standardise the spelling in 1948 to Kirbymoorside.

Kirby Moorside

In 1900 used thus by NER on the tile map.
Also on paper map 1904.
NER Timetable 1906.
LNER Timetable 1934.
Bradshaw 1941.
Used thus by BR in 1956 in the Handbook.
In the advertising for the 1964 railtour.
Appears to have been displayed as Kirby Moorside on the signal box (difficult to tell, looked like a bit of space!)
Spelling used by Ken Hoole in his volume of 'Regional History'.

Kirbymoorside

Name used in the railway promotion of 1862.
Used in railway opening announcement 1874, Yorkshire Gazette.
Spelling on platform signs, 1950s.
Michael Quick, RCHS, lists it as Kirbymoorside with a note that it is sometimes known as Kirby Moorside.