Battersea Park railway station (1860-1870)

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Battersea Park
Battersea station on Stanford's Map of London.jpg
Battersea Park station with its original name, 1862
Battersea Park is located in Greater London
Battersea Park
Battersea Park
Location of Battersea Park in Greater London
LocationBattersea
OwnerLondon, Brighton and South Coast Railway
Number of platforms2
Key dates
1860 (1860)Opened
1870 (1870)Closed
Other information
WGS84Coordinates: 51°28′59″N 0°08′52″W / 51.483175°N 0.147742°W / 51.483175; -0.147742
Underground sign at Westminster.jpg London transport portal

Battersea Park (originally Battersea) was a railway station on the London, Brighton and South Coast Railway (LB&SCR) located close to the River Thames immediately to the south of Victoria Railway Bridge (now Grosvenor Bridge) on the east side of Battersea Park in Battersea, south-west London. It opened on 1 October 1860 and changed its name to "Battersea Park" on 1 July 1862. The station was closed on 1 November 1870 when the LB&SCR started to use Grosvenor Road railway station on the north side of the river.[1][2]

Station on an 1879 Ordnance Survey map

The station should not be confused with the current Battersea Park station, opened as "York Road" in 1867, or with another station named "Battersea" on the West London Extension Railway that was opened in 1863 and closed in 1940. The station is recorded in Course (1963) as "Battersea Park and Steamboat Pier station".

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References[edit]

  1. ^ London's Disused Stations Volume 6 by J.E.Connor
  2. ^ Chronology of Londons Railways by H.V.Borley


Preceding station   Disused railways   Following station
London Victoria   London, Brighton & South Coast Railway
(1863-1867)
  Wandsworth Road
  London, Brighton & South Coast Railway
(1867-1870)
  Battersea Park