Longwitton

Location type

Station


Names and dates

Rothley [Northumberland] (1870-1875)
Longwitton (1875-1952)

Opened on the Northumberland Central Railway.

Note: text in square brackets is added for clarity and was not part of the location's name.


Description

This was a single platform station located in a cutting. The platform was on the south side of the line with a loading bank at its east end, the siding serving it approached from the east. The signal box was at the east end of the station, on the north side of the line and opposite the points for the siding. It opened in 1875, was replaced in 1893 and closed before line closure.

To the west was a tramway to West Rothley Lime Kilns, the tramway running north west from the station.

To the east a tramway ran to Longwitton Colliery.

Rothley and Longwitton are quite far apart and the station was at neither. Longwitton is 2 3/4 miles to the south east. Rothley just under 2 miles to the south.

The platform survives and gate posts survive on the approach road from the west to the station.


Tags

Station

External links

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


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Longwitton
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Fontburn Halt
Scotsgap
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Rothbury
Woodburn
Morpeth
Morpeth [B and T]
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Other railway and industry locations
Limekilns
Quarry
Longwitton Colliery
Hartington Quarry
Fontburn Viaduct
Whitehouse Lime Works
Whitehouse Quarries
Ewesley Quarry
Whitehouse Colliery
Scots Gap Junction
Scots Gap Turntable
Lime Kilns
Lime Quarry
Tourist/other
Fontburn Reservoir
Hartington Hall
Location names in dark blue are on the same original line.