Monifieth

Location type

Station


Name and dates

Monifieth (1838-)

Opened on the Dundee and Arbroath Railway.

Open on the Dundee to Aberdeen.


Description

This is a two platform station. It has a lattice girder footbridge. An early station building, now a house, is on the eastbound platform. Originally this backed onto a goods shed before enlargement of the goods yard around 1900.

The goods yard was on the north side of the line, approached by via a reversing spur by reversing from the eastbound platform.

When new timber station buildings were provided the larger was on the eastbound platform. The buildings were similar in style. Indeed they were similar in style to buildings at a number of locations on the Dundee and Arbroath Joint Railway, probably built not long after the line became joint in 1880. The eastbound platform building has been relocated and survives at Birkhill on the Bo'ness and Kinneil Railway. It was used at the Glasgow Garden Festival before the re-erection at Birkhill.

To the south of the line, and served by a reversing spur, was a jute mill and later. A foundry for textile and spinning machinery was built to the north of the line, east of the station (no siding).

There was a goods yard at Milton, to the west.

Local

The station is south of the town closure to the shoreline.

08/06/2018

Tags

Station

External links

Canmore site record
NLS Collection OS map of 1892-1914
NLS Collection OS map of 1944-67
NLS Map
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