Loveden area of Lincolnshire – Local History & Information


Honington_Hill_Fort © Chris Hainstock
Honington Hall - demolished in 1948 (
Location of Honington Hall
Former site of Honington Hall

Honington Junction

Honington Station, on the Grantham-Sleaford line, was built c1857.  Ten years later it was expanded and became Honington Junction, with the opening of the Honington-Lincoln line, which started at the east end of the station sidings.

The line crossed under the Lincoln road at Carlton Scroop, running west of Normanton before crossing under the road again just before Frieston.  The first station was at Caythorpe.

The station platforms were closed in 1962 and the goods yard closed 2 years later.  The Lincoln line was closed in 1965.  The older picture is taken from the platform, which was on the west side of the Lincoln Road (A607), looking towards the goods yard and signal box.  The 2 cottages were the original (pre 1867) station buildings, which are still there.

Honington Junction
Original Honington Station buildings today (Google)
Ironstone Quarrying

The Honington and Barkston ironstone quarries were at the bottom of the cliff (to East and South East of the village).  The Great Northern Railway ran a standard gauge railway ran from just south of Barkston Station and across the Grantham-Lincoln road via a level crossing (where the Honington bypass towards Sleaford now starts).  The railway ran into a cutting, allowing the ore from temporary tramways to be tipped into the waiting GNR trucks.

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