Daubhill railway station was a station on the original route of the Bolton and Leigh Railway. It served the Daubhill (locally pronounced "Dobble") area of south west Bolton. The route of the original line of the Bolton and Leigh line had two rope-hailed inclines, one at Chequerbent and the other at Daubhill. Improvements in locomotive design meant the inclines became redundant but the line was single track with passing loops. The LNWR decided to improve the line by addressing both issues: it doubled the route throughout and built new, less steeply graded lines bypassing the Chequerbent and Daubhill banks.

Property Value
dbo:abstract
  • Daubhill railway station was a station on the original route of the Bolton and Leigh Railway. It served the Daubhill (locally pronounced "Dobble") area of south west Bolton. The route of the original line of the Bolton and Leigh line had two rope-hailed inclines, one at Chequerbent and the other at Daubhill. Improvements in locomotive design meant the inclines became redundant but the line was single track with passing loops. The LNWR decided to improve the line by addressing both issues: it doubled the route throughout and built new, less steeply graded lines bypassing the Chequerbent and Daubhill banks. Although other stations on the line are marked on 1840s OS maps, Daubhill station is not, though its site can be interpreted by looking at the widening of the site in earlier maps and by the separation of two sidings in later maps, used in conjunction with the Disused Stations maps. These are accessible in External Links, below. Another source, however, places the station further north east, on the northern side of Adelaide Street. The new bypass sections were opened in 1885; the 1831 Chequerbent station was closed and a new one opened on a nearby site on the new line and likewise, the 1831 Daubhill station was closed and a new one - named "Rumworth and Daubhill" - was also opened on a nearby site on its new line. The original Daubhill line was not simply closed, but sections at both ends were retained for many years, with only a short central section being closed and lifted immediately. The southern end survived in traffic serving Daubhill Coal yard until the mid-1960s. (en)
dbo:country
dbo:district
dbo:gridReference
  • SD703075
dbo:location
dbo:openingYear
  • 1831-01-01 (xsd:date)
dbo:railwayPlatforms
  • 2 (island)
dbo:wikiPageExternalLink
dbo:wikiPageID
  • 48617712 (xsd:integer)
dbo:wikiPageRevisionID
  • 715756036 (xsd:integer)
dbp:events
  • Station opened
  • Station closed
dbp:latitude
  • 53.563700 (xsd:double)
dbp:longitude
  • -2.447800 (xsd:double)
dbp:next
dbp:original
dbp:pregroup
dbp:previous
  • (Line and station closed)
dbp:route
dbp:years
  • 1885-02-02 (xsd:date)
dct:subject
http://purl.org/linguistics/gold/hypernym
georss:point
  • 53.5637 -2.4478
rdf:type
rdfs:comment
  • Daubhill railway station was a station on the original route of the Bolton and Leigh Railway. It served the Daubhill (locally pronounced "Dobble") area of south west Bolton. The route of the original line of the Bolton and Leigh line had two rope-hailed inclines, one at Chequerbent and the other at Daubhill. Improvements in locomotive design meant the inclines became redundant but the line was single track with passing loops. The LNWR decided to improve the line by addressing both issues: it doubled the route throughout and built new, less steeply graded lines bypassing the Chequerbent and Daubhill banks. (en)
rdfs:label
  • Daubhill railway station (en)
owl:sameAs
geo:geometry
  • POINT(-2.4477999210358 53.563701629639)
geo:lat
  • 53.563702 (xsd:float)
geo:long
  • -2.447800 (xsd:float)
prov:wasDerivedFrom
foaf:isPrimaryTopicOf
foaf:name
  • Daubhill (en)
is foaf:primaryTopic of