Kildwick and Crosshills railway station

Infobox UK disused station| name = Kildwick & Crosshills| locale = Cross Hills| borough = Craven, North Yorkshire| platforms = |
| caption = | original = Leeds and Bradford Extension Railway| pregroup = Midland Railway| owner = London, Midland and Scottish Railway
latitude = 53.9042| longitude = -1.9892| gridref =
years = 1847| events = Opened as "Kildwick"| years1 = Unknown| events1 = Renamed "Kildwick & Cross Hills"| years2 = Unknown| events2 = Renamed "Kildwick & Crosshills"| years3 = 1889| events3 = Relocated to Station Road| years4 = 1965| events4 = Closed|
Kildwick and Crosshills ["sic"] was a railway station off Station Road in Cross Hills ["sic"] , in the former West Riding of Yorkshire, England. It served the villages of Cross Hills, Cowling, Glusburn, Kildwick and Sutton-in-Craven.

The station was opened in late 1847Binns, p.8] by the Leeds and Bradford Extension Railway, located between Cononley and Steeton and Silsden. The latter, which is about two miles from both Cross Hills and Kildwick, is now the nearest station to all five villages. The station was originally called KildwickDewick, Map 21] , then Kildwick and Cross HillsBinns, p.12] . The original station was located on a level crossing on the modern-day A6068 just south of its junction with the A629 at Kildwick roundabout on the River Aire. In 1889 the station, which by now had been renamed Kildwick and CrosshillsWignall, p.79] 1947 Atlas, p.21] Binns, p.23] and was owned by the Midland Railway, was relocated ¼ mile to the west, by a humpback bridge on the road now known as Station Road.

Some former railway buildings have survived in this area, although they have been sold for other uses, but a signal box which stood beside the level crossing was demolished in recent years. There is a former railway goods yard on the southern side of the track between the bridge and the level crossing and this is now used as a depot for road repairs by the local council.

The station was closed on 22 March 1965 but the line remains in use for freight, express passenger and local passenger trains. It is the main line from Leeds to Carlisle.

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References

*(1948, reprinted 1999), "British Railways Atlas 1947", Ian Allan Publishing, Shepperton, ISBN 0 7110 2438 3
*Binns, D. (1984), "Steam in Airedale", Wyvern Publications, Skipton, ISBN 0 907941 11 7
*Dewick, T. (2002), "Complete Atlas of Railway Station Names", Ian Allen Publishing, Hersham, ISBN 0 7110 2798 6
*Wignall, C.J. (1983), "Complete British Railways Maps and Gazateer from 1830–1981", Oxford Railway Publishing Co., Poole, ISBN 0 86093 162 5

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previous=Steeton and Silsden
next=Cononley
route=Midland Railway Leeds and Bradford Extension Railway
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