Shirdley Hill railway station

Shirdley Hill

Looking south to the remains of Shirdley Hill railway station in 1949
Place Shirdley Hill
Area West Lancashire
Coordinates 53°36′27″N 2°58′08″W / 53.6074°N 2.9689°W / 53.6074; -2.9689Coordinates: 53°36′27″N 2°58′08″W / 53.6074°N 2.9689°W / 53.6074; -2.9689
Grid reference SD359127
Original company Liverpool, Southport and Preston Junction Railway
Pre-grouping Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway
London and North Western Railway
Post-grouping London, Midland and Scottish Railway
Platforms 2
1 November 1887 Opened
26 September 1938 Closed (regular services)
1952 Closed (all services)
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
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Shirdley Hill was a railway station in the village of Shirdley Hill, Lancashire, on the Liverpool, Southport and Preston Junction Railway. Situated on Renacres Lane, the station opened on 1 November 1887 and was the only station on the Barton Branch to have a level crossing instead of a road bridge. The "Altcar Bob" service operated through Shirdley Hill from July 1906.

A plaque on the corner of Shaws Garth, marking the site of the station.

The station closed to passengers on 26 September 1938, though the line remained open for goods traffic until 21 January 1952. Tracks from Butts Lane Halt to Shirdley Hill were left in place until 1964 for the storage of excursion coaches.

Nothing remains of the station, with the site now occupied by a road named Shaws Garth, just off Renacres Lane. The road is named in memory of the last stationmaster, Thomas Shaw, and a plaque marks the location of the station. The plaque reads: "Site of Shirdley Hill Railway Station on the Southport-Downholland Branch Line. Closed to passengers 1938 and to goods traffic 1952. Stationmaster Thomas Shaw."


    Further reading

    Preceding station Disused railways Following station
    Kew Gardens
    until 1907
      Liverpool, Southport and Preston Junction Railway
    Barton Branch
    until 1906
    Heathey Lane Halt
    from 1907
        New Cut Lane Halt
    from 1906

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