TA2047 : 215 Miles from Southport

taken 11 years ago, near to Hornsea, East Riding of Yorkshire, Great Britain

215 Miles from Southport
215 Miles from Southport
Part of the installation at the old Hornsea Railway Station marking the end of the Trans Pennine Trail. The trail which runs for 215 miles from Hornsea to Southport officially opened in September 2001 after twelve years of planning and development. There are actually three locations in Hornsea where the eastern end of the trail is marked: as well as this one there is a tall metallic sculpture on the seafront and also a small and rather dull concrete plinth outside Hornsea Leisure Centre on Sands Lane.

In 1846 the York & North Midland Railway Co. was granted permission to build a railway line from Beverley to Hornsea, and in 1861 Joseph Armytage Wade promoted the building of a line from Hornsea to Hull and the Hull & Hornsea Railway Co. was formed. The line opened in 1864 with this station close to the sea and another at Hornsea Bridge at the junction of Southgate and Rolston Road. After little or no financial success the company merged with North Eastern Railway in 1866. The seafront terminus closed in 1964 and Hornsea Bridge Station the following year. Hornsea Bridge Station has been demolished and the buildings here at the terminus converted into housing.
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Date Taken
Friday, 3 August, 2007   (more nearby)
Saturday, 4 August, 2007
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OSGB36: geotagged! TA 207 476 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:54.6722N 0:9.7668W
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OSGB36: geotagged! TA 207 476
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Southwest (about 225 degrees)
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