title: Worksop Heritage Trail

Worksop Railway Station

The Railway Station in 2008
The Railway Station in 2008

For further information please go to Worksop History

The Worksop Railway Act was passed in the House of Lords on July 7 1846 and the Manchester, Sheffield and Lincolnshire Railway Company engaged architects Weightman and Hadfield who used the local company James Drabble of Carlton in Lindrick to build the station at a cost of 7,850 using white Steetley Stone. The station opened on 7 July 1849. In 1875 the Midland Railway Company opened a branch line to Nottingham and Mansfield and the Station Hotel was built at that time.

Retford Times, December 15, 1899
An employee in Manchester, Sheffield and Lincolnshire Railway uniform about 1880

The Manchester, Sheffield and Lincolnshire Railway Company changed its name to the Great Central Railway in 1897 and built the canopy, longer platforms, waiting areas and refreshments rooms in 1900.

The Railway Station about 1910
The Station Hotel about 1910