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Sorbie Station

House (Period Unassigned), Railway Station (19-20th Century)

Site Name Sorbie Station

Classification House (Period Unassigned), Railway Station (19-20th Century)

Alternative Name(s) Sorbie, Station House

Canmore ID 63226

Site Number NX44NW 40

NGR NX 43507 47559

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Administrative Areas

  • Council Dumfries And Galloway
  • Parish Sorbie
  • Former Region Dumfries And Galloway
  • Former District Wigtown
  • Former County Wigtownshire

Archaeology Notes

NX44NW 40 43507 47559

Station House [NAT] (at NX 43507 47559)

OS (GIS) MasterMap, July 2009.

Location formerly entered as NX 4350 4755.

(Location cited as NX 436 475). Sorbie Station, rebuilt after a fire in 1880 by the Wigtownshire Rly, and now dominated by the recently-enlarged creamery. The up platform and its single-storey building survive.

J R Hume 1976.

This intermediate station on the Newton Stewart - Whithorn ('Wigtownshire Rhinns' or 'Machars') branch of the former Portpatrick and Wigtownshire Joint Rly was opened (by the Wigtownshire Rly) on 2 August 1875. It closed to regular passenger traffic (with the line as a whole) on 25 September 1950.

Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 11 July 2006.

R V J Butt 1995.

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