SCRCA site 230801: Hellifield (NWR) Station / Hellifield Goods Station

SCRCA Location Introduction

Until June 1st 1880, Hellifield was served by a tiny country station that was operated by the North Western Railway (NWR) and accessed via Haw Lane. The facilities included a pair of platforms ('Up' and 'Down'): a timber station building (similar in design to the other NWR stations) beside the 'Down' platform, with a house for the Station Master immediately adjacent to it; a signal box; and a small goods yard with cattle pen & loading dock.

When the new Hellifield Station (SCRCA site 231281) opened approximately a quarter of a mile to the west, passenger trains stopped calling at the old station. However, the goods yard remained in use for local goods traffic, so the old station was renamed Hellifield Goods Station.

The old station buildings were demolished some time around 1966.

There are no extant structures associated with the old station and it lies outside the boundary of the Settle-Carlisle Railway Conservation Area, so individual demolished structures are not being included in the SCRCA Project database.

Please note that this station is closed - i.e. it is no longer served by passengers trains. There is no public access to the site, although it is partially visible from Haw Lane. The site now appears to be used for grazing and / or other agricultural purposes.

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Key details from the Location Record

Location Type
Railway Station
Location Variant
Station Status - Closed (No passenger service)
Assessment status
Current Use(s)
Agricultural, Railway ops
Shown on a land plan?
Construction / installation period
1: Pre-dates the Settle-Carlisle Railway (pre 1869)
Distance from London St.Pancras
230 miles and 53 chains
Position relative to running lines
Both sides
This location is PARTIALLY visible from nearby publicly accessible land.
Accessibility (ease of access)
Protection Category
Not Applicable - demolished or relocated
Geographic Location
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