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Bardon Mill & Henshaw History

There is a lot of material about Bardon Mill & Henshaw in various directories and local history sources. These pages are based on the work of a local history group that produced material for an exhibition in the village. There are also additional historical photographs from various personal collections. Paul Mingard took some modern photos to compare and contrast with these. If you have any material that you would like to share, please get in touch with the local history group via our contacts page. Details of the group on the Local Info pages. There is a CD based on the work of the WEA group and the exhibition they put together. For details ask Maureen Brook.

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The station at Bardon Mill in Northumberland

Bardon Mill Station

The Station was probably the last one built on the Newcastle and Carlisle line before its official opening on June 18th 1838. The architect was probably Benjamin Green.
It was a very busy place, together with its goods sidings. The Company built houses for its workers in Station Road. The signal box was manned all day, in three shifts. Two men looked after the track from Bardon Mill to Whitchester. The station master was in charge of station porters, goods porters and shunters. The level crossing had a keeper who lived in a cottage next to it.
The tall building is the station masters house. The original post office was in the station buildings. The wooden waiting room is on the right of it. The baskets beside the track contained rabbits and other game destined for market in Newcastle. So too the milk churns.
(Thanks to Alf Adams for these notes)