Rosewell and Hawthornden

Location type


Names and dates

Hawthornden (1855-1928)
Rosewell and Hawthornden (1928-1962)

Opened on the Peebles Railway.


This was a two platform station.

The main station building was on the Edinburgh bound platform with a smaller building on the Peebles platform.

There was a goods line on the east side of the station, probably to allow mineral trains from Whitehill Colliery to pass the station when passenger trains were stopped.

The station was the junction for the Penicuik Railway and the Peebles Railway and the branch divided having crossed a level crossing at the south end of the station.

There was a small goods yard on the west side of the station at the north end, approached from the north.


Station terminus

External links

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


04/07/1855Peebles Railway
Opened from Hardengreen Junction (Edinburgh and Dalkeith Railway) to Peebles [1st]. Stations opened at; Hawthornden, Roslin [1st], Penicuik [1st], Leadburn, Eddleston and Peebles [1st].
09/07/1928Peebles Railway
Hawthornden re-named Rosewell and Hawthornden.
05/02/1962Peebles Railway
Hawthornden Junction (excluded) to Peebles to Kilnknowe Junction (excluded) closed to all traffic, passenger, goods and mineral trains operate as far as Rosewell and Hawthornden only.
11/09/1962Peebles Railway
Remains of line closed to passengers; Bonnyrigg station and Rosewell and Hawthornden station closed. (Alternative date 10/9/1962).