Thorpe-on-the-Hill railway station

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The former Thorpe on the Hill station (geograph 3706258).jpg
The site of the station in 2013
General information
Location North Kesteven
Coordinates 53°11′16″N0°39′04″W / 53.1878°N 0.6512°W / 53.1878; -0.6512
Grid reference SK902664
Other information
Original company Midland Railway
Pre-grouping Midland Railway
Post-grouping London, Midland and Scottish Railway
Key dates
4 August 1846Opened as Thorpe
1 October 1890Renamed as Thorpe-on-the-Hill
7 February 1955Closed

Thorpe on the Hill railway station was a station serving the village of Thorpe-on-the-Hill, Lincolnshire, England.



It was opened as Thorpe on 4 August 1846 by the Midland Railway when it opened the Nottingham to Lincoln Line. The station was located 10 miles 26 chains (16.6 km) from Newark Castle and 6 miles 30 chains (10.3 km) from Lincoln Central. [lower-alpha 1] [1] [2]

The station building was to the south of the two running lines on the east side of Station Road which was crossed by a level crossing, there were two platforms and a small goods yard to the north east able to accommodate most types of goods including live stock. [3] [4]


In 1850 the station was serviced by three stopping trains between Derby and Lincoln (Midland Railway) in each direction on each weekday with two services each way on Sundays. [5]

The station was renamed to Thorpe on the Hill on 1 October 1890. [1]

By 1922 the passenger service had increased slightly and there were six stopping trains in each direction between Nottingham and Lincoln (Midland Railway), with an extra one to Nottingham on Thursdays and Saturdays. There were still two trains each way on Sundays. [6]

In 1947 the London, Midland and Scottish Railway service comprised six services in each direction to either Nottingham or Lincoln with one extra Saturday service through to Derby, there were three Sunday trains to Lincoln but only two back. [7]

Preceding station Historical railways Following station
Swinderby   Midland Railway
Newark to Grimsby


The station closed for passengers on 7 February 1955 and freight on 15 June 1964. [1] [8]

The line through the station site is still open. [9]

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  1. Railways in the United Kingdom are, for historical reasons, measured in miles and chains. A chain is 22 yards (20 m) long, there are 80 chains to the mile.


  1. 1 2 3 Quick 2022, p. 445.
  2. Jacobs 2006, map 27E.
  3. The Railway Clearing House 1970, p. 533.
  4. "Thorpe station on OS 25 inch map Lincolnshire LXXVII.4 (Aubourn Haddington and South Hykeham; Doddington and Whisby; Thorpe on the Hill)". National Library of Scotland. 1887. Retrieved 30 September 2020.
  5. Bradshaw 2012, p. 61.
  6. Bradshaw 1985, p. 662.
  7. LMS Railway 1947, table 235.
  8. Clinker 1978, p. 135.
  9. Network Rail. "Table YA05 - Newark & Lincoln to Wragby Jn & Peterborough, Bottesford West Jn to Skegness" (PDF). Network Rail. Retrieved 30 September 2020.


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