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Ripley Valley railway station

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Ripley Valley
Old postcard view of Ripley Valley station on the North eastern railway in Yorkshire, UK.jpg
Old postcard view c1910
Location
PlaceRipley
AreaNorth Yorkshire
Coordinates54°01′58″N 1°33′55″W / 54.0328°N 1.5652°W / 54.0328; -1.5652
Grid referenceSE285597
Operations
Original companyNorth Eastern Railway
Pre-groupingNorth Eastern Railway
Post-groupingLNER
Platforms1
History
1 May 1862 (1 May 1862)Opened as Killinghall
1 June 1862Name changed to Ripley
1 March 1875Name changed to Ripley Castle
1 April 1875Name changed to Ripley Valley
2 April 1951Closed to passengers
6 November 1961 (1961-11-06)[1]Closed to goods traffic
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

Ripley Valley railway station served the villages of Killinghall and Ripley, North Yorkshire, England from 1862 to 1951 on the Nidd Valley Railway.

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Transcription

History

The station was opened as Killinghall on 1 May 1862 by the North Eastern Railway. It was renamed to Ripley on 1 June 1862 and then to Ripley Castle on 1 March 1875 before a final renaming (after objections from the owner of Ripley castle) to Ripley Valley on 1 April 1875.[2]

It was situated between Ripley Valley Junction (on the Leeds Northern main line from Harrogate to Ripon and Northallerton) and Hampsthwaite; the main road from Harrogate to Ripon crossed the line immediately east of the station. One of the four original stations on the Nidd Valley branch, Ripley had a small goods yard with two sidings, a hand crane and a weigh house. There were no facilities for coal, this being handled at Nidd Bridge station. The building itself was to the design of NER Architect Thomas Prosser, with stepped gable ends, similar to those at Birstwith, Dacre and Pateley Bridge. An additional bedroom was added later at the eastern end, along with a small timber lock-up warehouse and an office. As at Darley, a small three-sided shelter was provided on the platform for the signal and point levers.

The station was host to a LNER camping coach from 1936 to 1939 and possibly one for some of 1934.[3]

The station closed to passengers on 2 April 1951.[4][2] Closure to goods traffic took place from 6 November 1961. After closure the station building remained in use for some time, but the site was later completely cleared and has been redeveloped for commercial use.

References

  1. ^ Hoole, K (1985). Railway Stations of the North East. Newton Abbott: David & Charles. p. 185. ISBN 0715385275
  2. ^ a b Quick, Michael (2019) [2001]. Railway passenger stations in Great Britain: a chronology (PDF) (5th ed.). Railway and Canal Historical Society.
  3. ^ McRae, Andrew (1997). British Railway Camping Coach Holidays: The 1930s & British Railways (London Midland Region). Scenes from the Past: 30 (Part One). Foxline. p. 10. ISBN 1-870119-48-7.
  4. ^ Daniels, G.; Dench, L. (1963). Passengers no more (2nd ed.). Glo publications. p. 85.

External links

Preceding station Historical railways Following station
Hampsthwaite
Line and station closed
  Nidd Valley Railway   Starbeck
Line open, station open


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