Map A: Stirchley & Town Park

Dawley and Stirchley Railway Station

Summary

 

 

Site of Dawley and Stirchley Railway Station

Site of Dawley and Stirchley Railway Station

The Station opened in 1861 on the route of the London & North Western Railway's branch line to Coalport.

 

The remains of the platform and the goods yard opposite can be clearly seen.

 

The station was closed to passengers in 1952 and the railway to Coalport completely stopped running in 1964.

 

 

 

 

 

Dawley and Stirchley Railway Station 1952

Dawley and Stirchley Railway Station 1952

 

 


 

Comments 1 - 10 of 10 (Page 1 of 1)

 

I have many happy childhood memories of this station.
My Aunt and Uncle were the last people to live there before it was demolished.
Sadly, whatever remained of the site has now been 'vandalised' by some developers by building a so-called 'replica' of the platform which doesn't resemble it in any way at all.
Submitted by Simon Parton on 16 February 2016 09:29
JUST AN UPDATE FOR ANYONE WHO COMES ON HERE. THE OLD PLATFORM HAS NOW BEEN REBUILT AS AN 'INTERPRETATION' THEY HAVE PUT BENCHES UP WHICH LOOK LIKE RAILWAY SLEEPERS AND THERE IS AN INFORMATION BOARD WITH A PICTURE OF THE STATION BUILDING WHEN IT WAS STILL THERE. ITS ONLY JUST BEEN COMPLETED IN THE LAST COUPLE OF MONTHS
Submitted by TRACEY STIRCHLEY, TELFORD on 28 November 2011 17:26
The tarrs family operated drift mines in this area. I am a grandson of George, one of the brothers. I'm interested in finding out more about this mining operation. I'm in the process of researching for a book. Anyone with any stories or who would like to contact me to tell me in more detail what work was like, I believe it was damn hard work.
Submitted by Stephen Tarr on 23 September 2011 19:39
Ray,
Sadly, the station house is no more. All there is to see is the remains of the platform and the coal yard opposite. However, the area is worth a visit and the walk along the old bed of the railway line into the town Park is lovely. Grateful if you are able to post any more information about your great great grandparents.
Submitted by c Douglas on 15 January 2009 16:23
I am doing a bit of family history and have just found out that my great great grandparents, a Joseph and Hannah Lawrence lived at the Station house in 1881 census. I would be interested to know if the station house is still there as i would like a drive down if it is. If anyone can help me please feel free to e.mail me .

Thanks
Submitted by Ray Murray, Burscough, Lancashire on 17 December 2008 16:35
Hi think my relative ran coal merchants can anyone help?
Submitted by amanda watkiss on 28 November 2008 13:51
Thanks for your comments, Rob. Yes, Eric Tarr did work at Granville. Although he was not related, he was the brother of my Uncle George.
Submitted by Malcolm from Dawley Bonk on 01 May 2008 14:45
Thanks for that Malcolm, I stand corrected. How's that?, this site isn't offically live yet but it's already working.

It's all too easy for someone like me to post a piece of incorrect information (with the best of intentions), and before you know it it's being quoted as the accepted wisdom on the subject.

By the way did you have a relative (Eric if I remember correctly) who worked at Grnaville in the late seventies just before it closed? If so I worked with him for a few weeks in the winter of 1979, he was loco road plateplayer.
Submitted by Rob, Stirchley Village on 24 April 2008 23:54
Can I respectfully correct Rob from Stirchley, about Stirchley Goods Yard. The Tarr family did not operate their coal buisness from here. The coal merchant at Stirchley was Watkiss. The Tarrs operated from a yard off Station Road, Horsehay. My Uncle was George Tarr, the oldest of the Tarr brothers, and he drove the lorry that deliverd the coal.
Submitted by Malcolm from Dawley Bank on 22 April 2008 19:17
Corrected comment - I omitted the word "coal"

The old goods yard at Stirchley was in used by Tarrs, the local coal merchants until at least the mid 1990s. Shortly afterwards, in an act of unexplained vandalism, the magnificent goods shed was demolished.

The same fate befell the goods shed at Madeley (the site is now occupied by the Station Road workshops). Here, the Development Corporation paid for the demolition to be carried out carefully, brick by brick and each beam and other item of timber carefully numbered, as it was going to be re-erected in Blitst Hill Museum. For some reason this never happened.
Submitted by Rob, Stirchley Village on 16 April 2008 08:57

 

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