Wooperton

Location type

Station

Name and dates

Wooperton (1887-1930)

Opened on the Cornhill Branch (North Eastern Railway).

Description

This was a single platform station with a passing loop. The platform was on the west side with a two storey station building typical of the line and with a timber porch - extended at one end by a signal box (replacing an earlier box on the east side of the line opposite the south end of the platform).

A girder bridge crossed the north end of the station. At the south end a reversing spur ran south from the platform line, serving a goods yard on the west side.

The station closed to passengers in 1930 and completely in 1953.

The station building survives as a house as do railway cottages which were on the west side of the line, south of the passenger station.

Much of the site is now a sawmill. A and J Scott

Wooperton Hall is 2/3 of a mile to the west.

Tags

Station

External links

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