Monument record MDR6068 - Great Northern Railway Leen Valley Extension (route of)

Type and Period (1)

  • (Victorian to Early 20th Century - 1898 AD to 1925 AD)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Full Description

(SK 500 582 - 529 685) Course of old railway (NAT). (1) Leen Valley Extension (NAT). (2) The Great Northern Railway's Leen Valley Extension from Kirkby South Junction (SK 495 554) to Shirebrook North (SK 527 687), known as Langwith Junction until 1924, was opened in stages, and was completed on the 1st November, 1901. The Bill, passed in 1892, was in opposition to the Manchester, Sheffield and Lincolnshire Railway, whose Bill was unsuccessful. Passenger services reached Skegby (SK 495 612) on 4th April, 1898, and Shirebrook South (SK 521 673) on 1st November, 1901, but did not reach Shirebrook North until 1925. They were withdrawn on 14th September, 1931, although reinstated for a short period in 1956. Goods traffic ended in 1968. (3)

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Map: 1973. OS 1:50 000 1973.
  • <2> Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 1914-38. OS 6".
  • <3> Bibliographic reference: R Lelaux. Regional Hist Railways GB 9 E Midland 1976.

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SK 49 63 (3730m by 4964m) (Approximate)
Civil Parish ASHFIELD, ASHFIELD, NOTTINGHAMSHIRE
Civil Parish AULT HUCKNALL, BOLSOVER, DERBYSHIRE
Civil Parish PLEASLEY, BOLSOVER, DERBYSHIRE
Civil Parish SCARCLIFFE, BOLSOVER, DERBYSHIRE
Civil Parish SHIREBROOK, BOLSOVER, DERBYSHIRE

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Record last edited

Feb 7 2018 12:09PM

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