Record Details

NHER Number:13581
Type of record:Monument
Name:Route of Midland and Great Northern Joint Railway (Great Yarmouth to Sutton Bridge)

Summary

The Midland and Great Northern Joint Railway link between Great Yarmouth and Sutton Bridge was opened in sections. The section between King's Lynn and Sutton Bridge had stations at South Lynn, Clenchwarton and Terrington and Walpole, and was opened by the Lynn & Sutton Bridge Railway in 1864. The section between King's Lynn and Great Yarmouth had twenty-two intermediate stations and opened under the Yarmouth & North Norfolk Railway from 1877 to 1881, the Lynn & Fakenham Railway between 1879 and 1882, and by the Eastern & Midlands in 1883. The whole system was closed on 2 March 1959, although some sections survive as paths. A number of stations, signal boxes, goods sheds and concrete mileposts remain.

Images

  • The 19th century station at Raynham Park. A signal box can be seen in the foreground.  © Norfolk Museums & Archaeology Service

Location

Grid Reference:TG 01604 19784
Map Sheet:TG01NW
Parish:AYLSHAM, BROADLAND, NORFOLK
BAWSEY, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK
BLICKLING, BROADLAND, NORFOLK
BRININGHAM, NORTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK
BRISTON, NORTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK
BRUMSTEAD, NORTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK
BURGH AND TUTTINGTON, BROADLAND, NORFOLK
CAISTER ON SEA, GREAT YARMOUTH, NORFOLK
CATFIELD, NORTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK
CAWSTON, BROADLAND, NORFOLK
CLENCHWARTON, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK
COLBY, NORTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK
CONGHAM, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK
CORPUSTY, NORTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK
DILHAM, NORTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK
DUNTON, NORTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK
EAST RUDHAM, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK
EAST RUSTON, NORTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK
FAKENHAM, NORTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK
FELMINGHAM, NORTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK
FULMODESTON, NORTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK
GREAT YARMOUTH, GREAT YARMOUTH, NORFOLK
GRIMSTON, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK
HARPLEY, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK
HELHOUGHTON, NORTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK
HEMPTON, NORTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK
HEMSBY, GREAT YARMOUTH, NORFOLK
HEYDON, BROADLAND, NORFOLK
HICKLING, NORTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK
HILLINGTON, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK
HONING, NORTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK
KETTLESTONE, NORTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK
KING’S LYNN, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK
LITTLE MASSINGHAM, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK
LUDHAM, NORTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK
MARTHAM, GREAT YARMOUTH, NORFOLK
MELTON CONSTABLE, NORTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK
MIDDLETON, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK
NORTH RUNCTON, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK
NORTH WALSHAM, NORTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK
ORMESBY ST MARGARET WITH SCRATBY, GREAT YARMOUTH, NORFOLK
OULTON, BROADLAND, NORFOLK
POTTER HEIGHAM, NORTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK
PUDDING NORTON, NORTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK
REPPS WITH BASTWICK, GREAT YARMOUTH, NORFOLK
ROYDON (NEAR LYNN), WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK
STALHAM, NORTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK
SUTTON, NORTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK
TATTERSETT, NORTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK
TERRINGTON ST CLEMENT, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK
THURNING, NORTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK
THURSFORD, NORTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK
TILNEY ALL SAINTS, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK
WALPOLE CROSS KEYS, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK
WALPOLE, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK
WEST RUDHAM, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK
WORSTEAD, NORTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

Formerly Yarmouth and Stalham Light, Lynn and Fakenham, and Lynn and Sutton railways.
For full details see notes (S1) architectural plans (S2) and newspaper cuttings (S3) to (S24) in file.

2 August 1995. NLA aerial photography.
Section of dismantled line visible on aerial photographs taken in Honing parish.
S. Massey (NLA) 3 August 2001.

13 May 1999. NLA aerial photography.
Line of former railway now used as A149 is visible.
H. Clare (NLA) 13 December 2001.

19 September 2007.
Stations on the King's Lynn to Sutton Bridge Line were South Lynn, Clenchwarton, Terrington, and Walpole.
Stations on the King's Lynn to Great Yarmouth line were South Lynn, Gayton Road, Grimston Road, Hillingdon, Massingham, East Rudham, Raynham Park, Fakenham West, Thursford, Melton Constable, Corpusty and Saxthorpe, Aylsham, Felmingham, North Walsham, Honing (NHER 60561), Stalham, Catfield, Potter Heigham, Martham, Hemsby, Great Ormesby, and Caister-on-Sea.
Information from (S25).
Ruth Fillery-Travis (NLA), 19 September 2007.

Monument Types

  • GOODS SHED (Post Medieval to Modern - 1865 AD to 2050 AD)
  • MILEPOST (Post Medieval to Modern - 1865 AD to 2050 AD)
  • RAILWAY (Post Medieval to Modern - 1865 AD? to 2050 AD)
  • RAILWAY STATION (Post Medieval to Modern - 1865 AD to 2050 AD)
  • RAILWAY TRANSPORT SITE (Post Medieval to Modern - 1865 AD? to 2050 AD)
  • SIGNAL BOX (Post Medieval to Modern - 1865 AD to 2050 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status

  • Higher Level Stewardship

Sources and further reading

---Aerial Photograph: Edwards, D.A. (NLA). TF 9129AJ.
---Aerial Photograph: Edwards, D.A. (NLA). 1995. TG 3227K - P.
---Aerial Photograph: Edwards, D.A. (NLA). 1999. TG 4118K - P; TG 4019A - B; TG 3921C - D.
---Serial: 1965. Railway News. Railway News. November.
---Unpublished Document: Transco/Network Archaeology. 2002. Network Archaeology Report No. 179. Bacton to Kings Lynn Proposed Gas Pipeline. Archaeological Desk-Based Assessment..
---Secondary File: Secondary file.
---Photograph: BDD 5.
<S1>Unpublished Document: Rose, E.. 1984. Midland and Great Northern Joint Railway.
<S2>Graphic Material: Various. Various. Architectural plans..
<S3>Newspaper Article: 1977. Eastern Daily Press. 8 February.
<S4>Newspaper Article: 1977. Eastern Daily Press. 7 February.
<S5>Newspaper Article: 1977. Eastern Daily Press. 8 August.
<S6>Newspaper Article: 1982. Eastern Daily Press. 23 November.
<S7>Newspaper Article: 1987. Eastern Daily Press. 10 August.
<S8>Newspaper Article: 1989. Eastern Daily Press. 2 October.
<S9>Newspaper Article: Lynn News. 1990. 6 November.
<S11>Newspaper Article: 1996. Eastern Daily Press. 1 February.
<S12>Newspaper Article: 1996. Eastern Daily Press. 23 November.
<S13>Newspaper Article: Lynn News. 1998. 16 June.
<S14>Newspaper Article: Lynn News. 1997. 4 May.
<S15>Newspaper Article: Lynn News. 1999. 26 February.
<S16>Newspaper Article: Lynn News. 1999. 8 June.
<S17>Newspaper Article: 1999. Eastern Daily Press. 31 August.
<S18>Newspaper Article: 1999. Eastern Daily Press. 16 September.
<S19>Newspaper Article: 2000. Eastern Daily Press. 30 June.
<S20>Newspaper Article: 2001. Eastern Daily Press. 26 January.
<S21>Newspaper Article: 2001. Eastern Daily Press. 21 November.
<S22>Newspaper Article: 2001. Eastern Daily Press. 17 December.
<S23>Newspaper Article: 2002. Eastern Daily Press. 7 February.
<S25>Monograph: Anderson, R. & Saunders. D.. 1999. Rediscovering Railways: Norfolk Past and Present.. March.

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