SK2268 : Platform Wall, Former Bakewell Station

taken 4 years ago, near to Bakewell, Derbyshire, Great Britain

Platform Wall, Former Bakewell Station
Platform Wall, Former Bakewell Station
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Bakewell Station (former)
Bakewell station was a station built to serve the town of Bakewell by the Midland Railway on its extension of the Manchester, Buxton, Matlock and Midland Junction Railway line from Rowsley to Buxton.
The station was opened by the Midland Railway on 1 August 1862. Being the nearest station to Haddon Hall it was built in a grand style as the local station for the Duke of Rutland over whose land the line had passed.
Since the line was climbing steeply towards its summit at Peak Forest, the station was located uphill about half a mile from the town, which became a disadvantage when road transport developed.
The station closing on 6 March 1967.
Grade II listed. LinkExternal link
Manchester, Buxton, Matlock & Midland Junction Line (former)
The Manchester, Buxton, Matlock and Midland Junction Railway ran from a junction with the Midland Railway at Ambergate to Rowsley north of Matlock and on to Buxton.
It would become part of the Midland Railway's main line between London and Manchester, but it was initially planned as a route from Manchester to the East of England, via the proposed Ambergate, Nottingham, Boston and Eastern Junction Railway which would meet it a little further north along the North Midland line at Ambergate. The line opened to Rowsley in 1849 and finally reached Buxton in 1863. The line closed in 1968. part of the line is used today as The Monsal Trail.
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SK2268, 236 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Saturday, 29 August, 2015   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 11 February, 2016
Geographical Context
Railways  Derelict, Disused 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 2227 6898 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:13.0448N 1:40.0769W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 2226 6899
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Southeast (about 135 degrees)
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