Saturday, July 24, 2010

Glendon and Rushton station

Last year I visited to Rushton Triangular Lodge. I was back in the village again today.

This is Glendon and Rushton station on the Midland mainline between Market Harborough and Kettering. It closed a few weeks before I was born.

Wikipedia says the station opened in 1857 as Rushton - unsurprisingly, as it is right in the village. It was renamed in 1896 to avoid confusion with the larger Rushden, which is also in in Northamptonshire.

1 comment:

Chris Matthews said...

Nice windows in an early Norman style? Reminds me a little of the Durham Cathedral. Local limestone too perhaps? In fact is is the same architect as the Wellingborough station - oh I think it might be:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Wellingboroughstationbuilding.jpg