Scarning's short lived railway station



Nick Catford who has been researching the history of the Lynn and Dereham Railway has kindly offered this insight to a short phase of Scarning's history.

Scarning station opened 11th September 1848 although it doesn’t appear in Bradshaw’s timetables until March 1849.  It does appear in Topham’s timetable in October 1848 but is listed as Scurning.  It last appeared in Bradshaw in October 1850 so it had a very short life. There is more information about the line here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lynn_and_Dereham_Railway



Old Railway gatehouse next to Yew tree House in Chapel Lane December 1975 showing track of railway which is now the A47 trunk road. You will find pictures of the road consruction on theis page Photos2.html

This 1859 OS map that shows Scarning station and also one in Dereham which was where Lynn Guest House now stands near the roundabout.


This 1884 OS map that clearly shows the house and incidentally the location of the two chapels which preceded that which was erected in 1883 nearer the centre of the village.


Timetable showing Scarning station. The train took 1hour 18minutes to get to Kings Lynn from Scarning. Today the X1 bus could get you there in 1hour and 3minutes..





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