Sprouston

Location type

Station

Name and dates

Sprouston (1849-1955)

Opened on the Kelso Branch (York, Newcastle and Berwick Railway).

Description

This station was a two platform station on a double track railway. The main station building on the up (eastbound) platform remains in use as a house. This is two storey with a single storey to west and east. The east end features a bay window looking out over the station. The trackbed has been infilled. Portions of the platforms remain intact at the west end.

To the west of the station was Sprouston Junction, an end-on junction where the Kelso Branch (North British Railway) met the English company^s line.

The station was briefly a terminus while the line between here and Wallace Nick, a temporary station to the west of Kelso, was completed. Probably this was due to the viaduct at Kelso being incomplete.

The line was single at the end, only the eastbound track remained.

Tags

Station

External links

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



Nearby stations
Kelso
Carham
Wallace Nick
Sunilaws
Roxburgh
Kirkbank
Mindrum
Coldstream
Rutherford
Greenlaw
Nisbet
Marchmont
Gordon
Twizell
Jedfoot
Sprouston Junction
Kelso Viaduct
Kelso Shed
Heiton Siding
Roxburgh Viaduct
Learmouth Siding
West Learmouth Viaduct
Hagg Crossing
Kirkbank Crossing
Tourist/other
Kelso Abbey
Floors Castle
Roxburgh Castle
Carham Hall
Wallace^s Tower
Ormiston House
Location names in dark blue are on the same original line.


English company, Scottish location


This is the only remaining station building built in Scotland by an English railway company, the York, Newcastle and Berwick Railway, later the North Eastern Railway.


Dates

  /  /1849Kelso Branch (York, Newcastle and Berwick Railway)
Opened from Tweedmouth to Sprouston. Velvet Hall, Norham, Cornhill, Carham and Sprouston opened.
04/07/1955Kelso Branch (York, Newcastle and Berwick Railway)
Local stations closed. Velvet Hall, Twizell, Sunilaws, Carham, Sprouston closed. Tweedmouth, Norham and Coldstream remain open.