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The lost Cambs village railway station that was used for only four years before becoming a house

The lost Cambs village railway station that was used for only four years before becoming a house

The village of Cherry Hinton, just southeast of Cambridge, is loved today as a peaceful and pretty place. Many of those wanting to leave the hustle and bustle of city life come to live or spend a day in peacefulness at the The Red Lion or Robin Hood Pub and Grill.

Some might even pass the village briefly on the train as they enter Cambridge, hardly noticing it flash past their window. But less than 200 years ago, passengers with their bags ready to go would have waited at a platform in the tiny village ready to board a train coming from Fulbourn into the city.

If you visit Cherry Hinton today, you might struggle to find the old Railway Station. That’s mainly because it is now a home, showing little resemblance to what it once was.

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During great railway expansions across Cambridgeshire that intended to link all of the towns and villages together, Cherry Hinton Railway Station opened on October 9, 1851, along with the Newmarket Railway’s extension from Six Mile Bottom to Cambridge.

The station in the small village helped villagers easily get to the city without needing to walk three miles and also gave them greater access to other towns and villages across the county. However, it wasn’t to last.

Railway at Cherry Hinton (Image: CambridgeshireLive)

The Newmarket Railway was absorbed by the Eastern Counties Railway on March 30, 1854, just three years after Cherry Hinton opened, and just over a month later, the new station closed on May 1, 1854.

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  • June 25, 2023