Offset at Back of Law

Location type


Name and dates

Offset at Back of Law (1831-1861)

Opened on the Dundee and Newtyle Railway.


This station was on the south side of Clepington Road, north of the Law Tunnel. The location is also known as Cross Roads. Today a two storey seemingly house remains in the grounds of King's Cross Hospital .

Little else remains of the line here, except the suggestion of the course by property boundaries.

The orientation of the building betrays the alignment of the railway. Tracks ran on the west side of the building. A clock faced the railway, the roundel which held the clock can still be seen. There are two dormer windows facing the former line. A lean-to is to the rear.

The station closed in 1861 when a deviation was built to avoid the Law Tunnel and, particularly, Law Incline. (Dundee and Newtyle Deviations (Scottish Central Railway))

The building is at number 276 opposite Soutar Street.


Station halt

External links

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


Listing: C

Nearby stations
Offset at Back of Law
Cross Roads
Dundee Ward Road
Dundee Trades Lane
Dundee East
Baldovan and Downfield
Dundee West
Lochee West
Magdalen Green
Dundee Esplanade
Ninewells Junction [Station]

Other railway and industry locations
Law Tunnel
Fairmuir Goods
Fairmuir Junction
Law Incline
Lochee Goods
Camperdown Jute and Hemp Works
Dundee Ward Road Shed
Maryfield Goods
Dundee East End Mineral Depot
Dock Street Tunnel
Seabraes Shed
Dundee Earl Grey Dock
Dundee East Shed
Dundee West Goods
Dundee Law
Location names in dark blue are on the same original line.

Oldest stations

Although long closed, Newtyle [1st] and Offset at Back of Law are the oldest remaining station sites in Scotland, dating from 1831.