Southampton and Dorchester Railway



refce: JandMN

commentary: Southampton and Dorchester Railway, Castleman's Corkscrew or The Watersnake, later LSWR, from Southampton, Hampshire to Dorchester, Dorset, authorized 1845, opened 1 June 1847. NB only parts in Hampshire described below.
The company was incorporated to build a railway by Act of Parliament:-
refce: 8-9 Victoria cap.93 1845
Purchase and amalgamation into then LSWR see:-
refce: 9-10 Victoria cap.131 1846
11-12 Victoria cap.89 1848
The route runs from Northam Junction at Southampton, through Southampton Central Station, Millbrook Station, Redbridge Station, Totton Station, Lyndhurst Road Station, Beaulieu Road Station, Brockenhurst Station, passes Lymington Junction, then Holmsley Station, Ringwood Station, to West Moors Station in Dorset, etc.

Associated with
person railway company: Southampton and Dorchester Railway
date 1845-1848

Associated with
person railway company: London and South Western Railway, LSWR
date 1848-1923

Associated with
person railway company: Southern Railway, SR
date 1923-1948

Associated with
person railway company: British Railways, BR
date 1948

mapping: goes through
Northam Junction, Southampton
-- SU427121
Southampton West End Station, Southampton
Southampton Central Station, Southampton
Millbrook Station, Southampton
Redbridge Station, Southampton
Totton Station, Totton and Eling
Totton and Eling
-- SU352129
Lyndhurst Road Station, Ashurst and Colbury
Beaulieu Road Station, Denny Lodge
Denny Lodge
-- SU348040
Brockenhurst Station, Brockenhurst
Lymington Junction, Brockenhurst
Holmsley Station, Burley
Ringwood Station, Ringwood
West Moors Station (Dorset)
-- SU070024
1845: authorized
1.6.1847: opened

mapping: goes through
-- SU427121, SU428120
1.6.1847 (?): opened

   Old Hampshire Gazetteer - JandMN: 2001