Stonehouse (Bristol Road) railway station

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Stonehouse (Bristol Road)
Stonehouse Bristol Road1.jpg
The site of Stonehouse (Bristol Road) station as viewed from the north. The surviving Station Master's house can be seen in the distance.
Location
Place Stonehouse
Area Stroud
Grid reference SO798054
Operations
Original company Bristol and Gloucester Railway
Pre-grouping Midland Railway
Post-grouping London, Midland and Scottish Railway
Platforms 3
History
8 July 1844 (1844-07-08) Opened as Stonehouse
17 September 1951 Renamed Stonehouse (Bristol Road)
4 January 1965 (1965-01-04) Closed to Passengers
3 January 1966 (1966-01-03) Closed to Goods
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
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Stonehouse (Bristol Road) railway station was a station in Stonehouse, England, on the Bristol and Gloucester Railway between Haresfield and Frocester.

History

A 1909 Railway Clearing House map of railways in the vicinity of Stonehouse, shown here as MIDLAND STA.
Stonehouse &
Nailsworth Railway
Cross Country Route
← to Birmingham • to Bristol
Stonehouse (Bristol Road)
Ryeford
Dudbridge
Stroud
Woodchester
Nailsworth

The station was called, first and unofficially, Eastington Road and then, officially, Bristol Road to distinguish it from a second station, Stonehouse (Burdett Road), which was on the Cheltenham and Great Western Union Railway, now the Golden Valley Line, between Gloucester and Swindon.

Bristol Road station was the junction for the Stonehouse and Nailsworth Railway's branch line to Nailsworth, which later had a small branch line of its own to Stroud. Unusually, the junction was to the north of Stonehouse (Bristol Road) station, and the branch line platform was a separate affair to the east of the main line station and connected by a covered pathway. The Nailsworth/Stroud branch lost its passenger services in 1947 as an economy measure, with official closure in 1949, though goods services remained until 1966.

Services to and from the Bristol Road station on the main line closed to passengers under the Beeching Axe in 1965 and to goods traffic the following year. The redundant goods yard became the Stonehouse Coal Concentration Depot from 7 October 1966. It closed in 1989.

Reopening Plans

In July 2017, plans to reopen the station had been proposed which would provide a fast link to Bristol.[1]

Services

Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Frocester
Station closed
  Bristol and Gloucester Railway
Midland Railway
  Haresfield
Station closed
Terminus   Stonehouse and Nailsworth Railway
Midland Railway
  Ryeford
Line and station closed

References

  • Mike Oakley, Gloucestershire Railway Stations, 2003, Dovecote Press, Wimborne, ISBN 1-904349-24-2, pp41–42

External links

  • Stonehouse (Bristol Road) Station - Stonehouse History Group

Coordinates: 51°44′49″N 2°17′36″W / 51.7470°N 2.2932°W / 51.7470; -2.2932


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