Location type


Name and dates

Belford (1847-1968)

Opened on the Newcastle and Berwick Railway.


This was a two platform station on the north side of a level crossing. The fine two storey station building was on the northbound platform.

There was a goods yard on the west side, approached from the north, with sidings and coal drops.

On the east side was a loop, enclosing the southbound platform, and large goods shed.

The line northwards was quadrupled (the Crag Mill Loops). A siding, accessed by a reversing spur, served Easington Quarry (or Slater Quarry) to the east. Further sidings were added to serve a grain depot on the west side of the station.

The station had a gantry signal box mounted over the line just north of the level crossing.

Cragg Mill, a short lived station and later a siding, was to the north.

The station closed in 1968.

The station building is now 'Old Station House B&B '.

A former railway cottage to the east of the level crossing is now 'The Old Station Cottage ' accommodation.

Belford itself is a mile to the west.


Bamburgh Castle is four miles to the east of the former station.

Nearby the castle is Bamburgh Castle Golf Club and the RNLI's Grace Darling Museum .




External links

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