Record Details

NHER Number:53976
Type of record:Building
Name:Whitwell and Reepham Railway station

Summary

The former Whitwell and Reepham railway Station, also known as Whitwell station,opened in 1882 and closed in 1959. The station was originally part of the Midland and Great Northern Joint Railway's branch from the main line at Melton Constable to Norwich. British Rail made the decision to close the majority of the line in 1959, leaving Whitwell open for freight until 1964. The track through the station remained until 1985. and reopened in 2009 as a museum.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TG 0914 2158
Map Sheet:TG02SE
Parish:REEPHAM, BROADLAND, NORFOLK

Full description

March 2009.
The station was opened in 1882 as part of the Midland and Great Northern Joint Railway's (M&GN) branch from the main line at Melton Constable to Norwich. British Rail made the decision to close the majority of the line in 1959, leaving Whitwell open for freight until 1964. The track through the station remained until 1985. The station closed in 1959 and became derelict, until it was bought in 2007 and restored. The station re-opened as a museum in 2009. 1500ft of standard gauge track was laid and there are plans to replace the four sidings and extend the track.
See (S1) - (S4) for further details.
H. White (NLA), 8 April 2010.

Monument Types

  • RAILWAY STATION (19th Century to Mid 20th Century - 1882 AD to 1959 AD)
  • MUSEUM (21st Century - 2009 AD to 2100 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 2000. Concern for heritage rail stations. 24 July.
---Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 2010. The road to nowhere. 20 July.
---Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 2010. Eyesore rail trucks get new lease of life. 5 August.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 2009. Now arriving on platform one- a new age of steam. 2 March.
<S2>Website: 2010. http://www.whitwellstation.com/default.asp.
<S3>Serial: Joby, R.S. 1985. Forgotten Railways: East Anglia.. Vol 7.
<S4>Website: Catford, N.. 2010. Disused Stations: Reepham. http://www.disused-stations.org.uk/r/reepham/index.shtml. 28 July 2010.

Related records

13584Part of: Midland and Great Northern Joint Railway (Norwich to Cromer via Holt), North Norfolk Railway (Monument)
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