Quorndon, Leicestershire, LE12 8AW
Date of visit: 6th March 2020
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Quorn and Woodhouse railway station is a heritage station on the Great Central Railway (preserved) serving Quorn & Woodhouse in Leicestershire. Travelling south from Loughborough, it is the first station that is reached. Here there is a large station yard which is suitable for parking. There is also disabled access through the yard (Loughborough now has a lift for disabled as well as access via stairs). Quorn is laid out to appear as it would in the 1940s, as a typical rural LNER station. The signal box is not original but was taken from Market Rasen.
The station is grade II listed. and has a number of attractions, including the 1940s era NAAFI Tea Room situated underneath the station road bridge, a period Station Master’s office, as well as wartime films showing in one of the waiting rooms. In 2011, a new café called Butler-Henderson Tea Rooms was opened, the building, whilst not in keeping with the station itself, complements its surroundings and provides another reason to stop off at the station.
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Location – UK Postcode LE12 8AW
Location – OS Grid Ref: 454974, 316193
Location – Latitude / Longditude: 52.740581, -1.187166
Location – Northing / Westing 52°44’26.1″N 1°11’13.8″W