SK9022 : Stainby: the last bridge on the High Dyke Branch - detail

taken 7 years ago, near to Stainby, Lincolnshire, Great Britain

Stainby: the last bridge on the High Dyke Branch - detail
Stainby: the last bridge on the High Dyke Branch - detail
The Great Northern Railway High Dyke Branch, built during the Great War to carry iron ore from the iron-rich area south of Grantham, made an end-on connexion with the Buckminster quarries railway system at Stainby, and opened in 1916. This is the last Great Northern bridge on the branch, immediately north of Stainby Station (not a station in the accepted sense, but just a siding), whose landscaped site is just to the left. Railings have replaced the original blue-brick parapet. There were extensive interchange sidings to the north of this bridge. Quarrying, which extended over the parishes of Stainby, Sewstern, Gunby, Buckminster, North Witham and Thistleton, ceased in the 1970s and the land has been restored to agriculture. The last quarries, at Stainby Glebe, worked till 1973, were immdiately north-east of here.
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Date Taken
Thursday, 17 June, 2010   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 21 June, 2010
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Bridges > Railway bridge (disused)   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 902 227 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:47.6864N 0:39.7614W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SK 902 227
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