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Neepsend Train Station

Does anyone have any information on Neepsend Railway Station?

Ideally we need to know exactly where it stood, what's left of it, and if anyone remembers using it when it was open?

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Neepsend railway station was opened on 1 July 1888 to serve the industrial suburb of Neepsend, to the north west of Sheffield city centre.

It was situated on the Manchester, Sheffield and Lincolnshire Railway's (latterly the Great Central Railway) Woodhead Line which connected Sheffield Victoria and Manchester London Road and was located to the northwest of Neepsend engine shed.

There had been much local pressure over a long period of time to get a station at Neepsend, in December 1857 the Mayor of Sheffield was told that it would be too expensive.

Four years later local activists were informed that their latest petition would be granted if they could raise £211, this being half the cost of providing the station. The building of the station was further delayed when a dispute arose about who should pay the cost of constructing a road bridge across the River Don to give access to the planned station. The cost of the bridge was eventually covered by Sheffield Corporation and the station duly opened in 1888.

The station consisted of two flanking platforms joined by a footbridge which also served to carry a footpath over the railway. The platforms were both served by small buildings in the pre-double pavilion style used by the M.S.& L.R. It was unusually located, the Sheffield-bound (up) platform being built against the face of a cutting whilst the opposite platform (down) saw a long drop to street level. A signal box, narrow based but opening out above the stock loading gauge, was located at the Sheffield Victoria end of the 'down' platform

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Due to low public usage of the station, caused by the better sited Corporation tramway services, it was closed to passengers on 28 October 1940 although the buildings and the signal box remained in situ until the 1970s.

All traces of the original station have now been removed, with even the footbridge recently replaced with a new structure. However, the station entrance is visible but claimed by the vegetation

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There used to be a fairy castle carved in the rock to the side of the footbridge, probably by one of the navvies.

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4 hours ago, neddy said:

There used to be a fairy castle carved in the rock to the side of the footbridge, probably by one of the navvies.


I'm guessing you can't get to it these days?

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26 minutes ago, Sheffield History said:


I'm guessing you can't get to it these days?

I think it disappeared years ago.

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WestTinsley
On 28/03/2020 at 12:08, Sheffield History said:

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Neepsend Train Station

Does anyone have any information on Neepsend Railway Station?

Ideally we need to know exactly where it stood, what's left of it, and if anyone remembers using it when it was open?

I heard they were hoping to reopen it , due to the ski village re opening very near and the campaign group behind reopening the line ... 

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3 hours ago, Sheffield History said:

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Around here?

The bulding to the left of the footbridge was I believe built by Caine Vickers cutlery, on the site of Neepsend Station, as shown in the old photo, both sets of steps were removed from the footbridge.

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Some air photos dated 1926 (first two) and 1947 last two.

 

The Neepsend Gas Works 1.jpg

The Neepsend Gas Works, Sheffield, 1926.jpg

(1947) The Hallamshire Steel and File Works.jpg

1947 The Hallamshire Steel.jpg

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10 hours ago, History dude said:

Some air photos dated 1926 (first two) and 1947 last two.

 

The Neepsend Gas Works 1.jpg

The Neepsend Gas Works, Sheffield, 1926.jpg

(1947) The Hallamshire Steel and File Works.jpg

1947 The Hallamshire Steel.jpg

In the first pic you can see the railway bridge across Parkwood Road to the coal drops on Hoyland Road.

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Joe Taylor

Hey there!

 

I currently occupy the building which lies on the exact spot of the old train station at neepsend. 

 

We are called Dryad Works. Named after the building. We're a music venue and creative workspace. 

 

We are very interested in hearing about the history of our building. 

 

We are aware it was the train station until the 40s left abandoned until the 70s then demolished and our current building was built by Cain Vickers Cutlery or someone similar we believe as the letters VBV are in the fences of our office. 

After that it was passed around but we'd like more information on VBV or Caine Vickers Cutlery and the train station as we cannot find any info during their build or usage of the building. 

Any Blitz stories?

Any more train station photos or stories? 

Does anyone want to come and have a look at the building? Feel free we are open to the public some days and would like to hear your stories and memories of this land if you have any! 

We are aware of the tunnels underneath us and the entrance to one is literally just next to us and runs underneath. Who knows about these they are said to run right down to Owlerton! 🤯

We'd like to make an art piece dedicated to the history of our building and the service it once had to the people of Sheffield & Parkwood Springs whether that be a passenger or a worker or young lad/lass playing in and around the site! 🙂

Many thanks,

 

Joe

 

Dryad Works 

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On 24/03/2021 at 09:58, Joe Taylor said:

Hey there!

 

I currently occupy the building which lies on the exact spot of the old train station at neepsend. 

 

We are called Dryad Works. Named after the building. We're a music venue and creative workspace. 

 

We are very interested in hearing about the history of our building. 

 

We are aware it was the train station until the 40s left abandoned until the 70s then demolished and our current building was built by Cain Vickers Cutlery or someone similar we believe as the letters VBV are in the fences of our office. 

After that it was passed around but we'd like more information on VBV or Caine Vickers Cutlery and the train station as we cannot find any info during their build or usage of the building. 

Any Blitz stories?

Any more train station photos or stories? 

Does anyone want to come and have a look at the building? Feel free we are open to the public some days and would like to hear your stories and memories of this land if you have any! 

We are aware of the tunnels underneath us and the entrance to one is literally just next to us and runs underneath. Who knows about these they are said to run right down to Owlerton! 🤯

We'd like to make an art piece dedicated to the history of our building and the service it once had to the people of Sheffield & Parkwood Springs whether that be a passenger or a worker or young lad/lass playing in and around the site! 🙂

Many thanks,

 

Joe

 

Dryad Works 

FRONT SHOT.jpg

That was the engineering training college that I attended from school, bowfords training, it would have shut about 2002?

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Unitedite Returns

A scanned image from a plate glass photographic negative, titled “Neepsend New Station”, so this presumably dates from 1888, or thereabouts. Would seem to predate similar images available on the Picture Sheffield website, and as already depicted in this thread, as the floral borders seen on those particular pictures are absent from this. Copyright to this image is retained.

CAIMF795-Neepsend Railway Station, Sheffield, (titled 'New Station')-(O. 14-07-1888, C. 28-10-1940)-Circa.1888-(by Frederick Barber)-DL001.jpg

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An enlargement of the platform building as depicted in the above image. Unfortunately, some of the fine details that the photographer captured for posterity have been lost in this compressed download. Copyright to this image is retained.

However:-

The classic MS&LR, cast-iron, platform signage, above the three visible doorways, from left to right, read GENERAL WAITING ROOM, LADIES WAITING ROOM and GENTLEMEN.

Unfortunately, the full details on all of the five exhibited posters cannot be discerned, even at a very high scanning resolution, but the following text can be noted:-

“Services to Rotterdam & Antwerp” – second from left

“Tourist Tickets to Grimsby & Cleethorpes” – fifth from left

Cast Iron Seat Backs display “M S & L RY NEEPSEND.”

My real love however, is the reuse of redundant crucibles as rudimentary flower pots, which appear to contain some variety of fern.

CAIMF795-Neepsend Railway Station, Sheffield, (titled 'New Station')-(O. 14-07-1888, C. 28-10-1940)-Circa.1888-(by Frederick Barber)-DL002.jpg

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On 29/03/2021 at 13:22, Unitedite Returns said:

An enlargement of the platform building as depicted in the above image. Unfortunately, some of the fine details that the photographer captured for posterity have been lost in this compressed download. Copyright to this image is retained.

However:-

The classic MS&LR, cast-iron, platform signage, above the three visible doorways, from left to right, read GENERAL WAITING ROOM, LADIES WAITING ROOM and GENTLEMEN.

Unfortunately, the full details on all of the five exhibited posters cannot be discerned, even at a very high scanning resolution, but the following text can be noted:-

“Services to Rotterdam & Antwerp” – second from left

“Tourist Tickets to Grimsby & Cleethorpes” – fifth from left

Cast Iron Seat Backs display “M S & L RY NEEPSEND.”

My real love however, is the reuse of redundant crucibles as rudimentary flower pots, which appear to contain some variety of fern.

CAIMF795-Neepsend Railway Station, Sheffield, (titled 'New Station')-(O. 14-07-1888, C. 28-10-1940)-Circa.1888-(by Frederick Barber)-DL002.jpg

Amazing thank you! 

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