Newtongrange, Station Road, Newtongrange Station
- HER number: MEL9469
- Site Name: Newtongrange, Station Road, Newtongrange Station
- Grid Reference: 333192 664244
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- Monument Type:
- Railway Station (20th Century, Modern)
- Summary: Site of railway station, early 20th century
- Description: NT36SW 191.06 33192 64244
(1) Nothing survives in a shallow cutting of Newtongrange Station except two metal rail posts on the down (W) side. These may have supported a sign.
The station was built in the early 20th century, not as part of the Edinburgh to Hawick branch railway.
Opened in 1908 after the expansion of the surrounding collieries, particularly the Lady Victoria and closed in 1969.
Visited by RCAHMS (DE), July 2006; R J V Butt 1995
(2-3) A desk-based assessment and field survey were undertaken along the route of the proposed Borders Railway in 2009 by CFA Archaeology, in preparation for a cultural heritage management plan. The work recorded that there were no visible upstanding remains of the station.
(4) Between June 2013 and April 2014, CFA Archaeology undertook a watching brief during machine stripping at the location of the former Newtongrange Railway Station, Borders Railway. The watching brief identified sections of the platform on both sides of the track, surviving largely complete to the original track level although the station itself had been largely demolished. Some brickwork, probably relating to the station buildings, survived in situ up to five courses high. The bricks from the site all appear to have been made locally at the Newbattle Brickworks, Newtongrange.
- For more information contact: MidLothian Council HER
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- Bibliographic reference: Caplan, N. 1985. The Waverley Route, Weybridge. 15.
- (1) Bibliographic reference: Robotham, R. 1999. The Waverley route, the postwar years, p.Ian Allan Ltd, Hersham, Surrey. 28.
- (2) Unpublished document: Jones, C & Haines, K. 2009. Cultural Heritage Management Plan: Final Report V1.
- (3) Unpublished document: Jones, C & Haines, K. 2009. Gazetteer of Cultural Heritage Sites and Monuments along the Route of the Borders Railway Project, Final Report V1.
- (4) Unpublished document: Brown, A & Glendinning, B. Borders Railway Project Archaeological Watching Briefs: Sites 51, 58, 59, and 85 and 431 (Midlothian) and Site 181 (Scottish Borders). Site 85.