Cliddesden railway station

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Cliddesden
Cliddesden Railway Station.jpg
Location
PlaceCliddesden
AreaBasingstoke and Deane
Coordinates51°14′14″N 1°05′15″W / 51.2372°N 1.0874°W / 51.2372; -1.0874Coordinates: 51°14′14″N 1°05′15″W / 51.2372°N 1.0874°W / 51.2372; -1.0874
Grid referenceSU638490
Operations
Original companyBasingstoke and Alton Light Railway
Pre-groupingLondon and South Western Railway
Post-groupingSouthern Railway
Platforms1
History
1 June 1901 (1901-06-01)Station opened
1 January 1917Closed
18 August 1924Reopened
12 September 1932 (1932-09-12)Closed to passengers
1 June 1936Closed to goods
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
A B C D–F G H–J K–L M–O P–R S T–V W–Z

Cliddesden railway station was a railway station in the village of Cliddesden, Hampshire, UK. The station was a stop on the Basingstoke and Alton Light Railway until its closure in 1932.

History[edit]

When built, a wind engine was provided to supply the station buildings and cottages. It was made by John Wallis Titt. The wind engine outlasted the railway, surviving until the 1940s.[1] The station was used for the filming of 1937 film Oh, Mr Porter! which features Cliddesden as the fictional Buggleskelly.

Route[edit]

Preceding station   Disused railways   Following station
Basingstoke   Basingstoke and Alton Light Railway   Herriard

Sources[edit]

  • "Basingstoke Railway History in Maps". Christopher Tolley. 2001. Archived from the original on 6 December 2008. Retrieved 20 February 2015.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Griffith, Edward (1982). The Basingstoke & Alton Light Railway 1901 - 1936. Newbury: Kingfisher Railway Publications. p. 16.