Offset at Back of Law

Location type

Station

Name and dates

Offset at Back of Law (1831-1861)

Opened on the Dundee and Newtyle Railway.

Description

This station was on the south side of Clepington Road, north of the Law Tunnel. The location is also known as Cross Roads. Today a two storey seemingly house remains in the grounds of King's Cross Hospital .

Little else remains of the line here, except the suggestion of the course by property boundaries.

The orientation of the building betrays the alignment of the railway. Tracks ran on the west side of the building. A clock faced the railway, the roundel which held the clock can still be seen. There are two dormer windows facing the former line. A lean-to is to the rear.

The station closed in 1861 when a deviation was built to avoid the Law Tunnel and, particularly, Law Incline. (Dundee and Newtyle Deviations (Dundee and Perth Railway))

The building is at number 276 opposite Soutar Street.

Tags

Station halt

Aliases

Cross Roads

External links

NLS Collection OS map of 1892-1914
NLS Collection OS map of 1944-67
NLS Map
03/08/2020

Facilities

Listing: C