TM4599 : The Old Post Office in Beccles Road (A143)

taken 8 years ago, near to St Olaves, Norfolk, Great Britain

The Old Post Office in Beccles Road (A143)
The Old Post Office in Beccles Road (A143)
The East Suffolk (Gt Yarmouth South Town to St Olaves) line once passed just a few metres to the right of this building, and on the other side of the road was St Olaves station > LinkExternal link. [Many thanks to Ashley Dace > LinkExternal link for this information.]
Gt Yarmouth to St Olaves railway
The line connected Gt Yarmouth (South Town) and St Olaves (Haddiscoe High Level), from where it curved into Fritton Woods. Running in north-easterly direction it entered the village of Belton. No trace of Belton & Burgh Castle station remains: the location and some of the surrounding countryside was designated for development and residential housing now covers much of this area. Running north-west from Belton to Bradwell the line passed All Saints church > LinkExternal link in the north west, crossing St Johns Road and Shortsteps via a bridge, passing Burgh Castle in the south-west. Entering Bradwell from the south-west the line ran alongside Doles Lane. Before reaching Yarmouth South Town station the railway was crossed by the old Lowestoft to Yarmouth line (closed 1970).

A railway station at Haddiscoe was first opened by the Norfolk Railway in 1847 at the Herringfleet Junction. In 1854 the Halesworth, Beccles and Haddiscoe Railway (later renamed the East Suffolk Railway Co.) was opened between those towns and extended via Darsham to Ipswich in 1859. The original Haddiscoe station was closed by the Great Eastern Railway in 1904 in favour of the current location at the junction of the Wherry Line > LinkExternal link - LinkExternal link and the now closed Yarmouth-Beccles Line from London to Yarmouth. Both stations operated until withdrawal of services on the Yarmouth line in 1959 which resulted in the closure of the Haddiscoe high level station > LinkExternal link. Until closure the two stations were linked - the link being controlled by the Haddiscoe Junction signal box. The East Suffolk line crossed the then Great Eastern line via a (since dismantled) bridge > LinkExternal link just south of Haddiscoe high level station.
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Friday, 16 October, 2009   (more nearby)
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Friday, 16 October, 2009
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Post Office (converted)   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TM 459 994 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:32.2555N 1:37.5196E
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OSGB36: geotagged! TM 459 994
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North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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