Beal

Location type

Station


Name and dates

Beal (1847-1968)

Opened on the Newcastle and Berwick Railway.


Description

This was a two platform station on the south side of a level crossing. The main station building was on the northbound platform and has not survived.

The goods yard, with large goods shed, was on the east side of the station, approached from the south.

To the north the line was quadrupled through to Goswick but has since reversed to double track.

The former goods yard is now a garden complete with a locomotive (Peckett 0-4-0ST 1611 of 1923).

Beal itself is a farm to the east of the former station.

Local

St Cuthbert's Way passes under the open line, south of the former station, on its way to Holy Island.

Beal was the closest station to Holy Island, Lindisfarne Priory and Lindisfarne Castle . (This was not lost on the North Eastern Railway and its successors who have used Lindisfarne in railway advertising.) To the east of the former station the road runs over a tidal causeway to reach Holy Island.

Today the closest stations are at Berwick-upon-Tweed and Chathill.

The Holy Island also featured the Holy Island Tramway which served the Castle Point Lime Kilns.


Tags

Station

External links

NLS Collection OS map of 1892-1914
NLS Collection OS map of 1944-67
NLS Map
NLS Map