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Stranraer, Edinburgh Road, Stranraer Town Station

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  • Organisation
  • Alternative name(s)
  • Canmore ID
  • Site type
  • Parish
  • Council
  • NGR
    NX 06665 60382
  • Latitude, longitude
    54.900646N, 5.016811W
  • Archaeological notes
    NX06SE 170.00 06665 60382 Stranraer Station [NAT] OS 1:10560 map, 1968. NX06SE 170.01 NX 06690 60434 Goods Shed Not to be confused with Stranraer Harbour Station (NX06SE 169), which stands on the East (or Railway) Pier at Stranraer Harbour (NX06SE 33.01), at NX 06197 61369. For Town Railway Yard (including Motive Power Depot) situated adjacent to N, see NX06SE 215. Stranraer Town Station is depicted on the OS 2nd Edition map (Wigtonshire, sheet XVII, 1895). It is no longer in use. Information from RCAHMS (HMLB), June 2002. This intermediate station on the Portpatrick line is situated on the S side of Stranraer. It was opened by the Portpatrick Rly (Portpatrick and Wigtownshire Joint Rly) on 12 March 1861, being then named Stranraer Station. It was renamed Stranraer Town Station by British Railways on 2 March 1953, and closed to regular passenger traffic on 7 March 1966. When built, this station was the headquarters of the Portpatrick and Wigtownshire Joint Committee. It was of considerable size, and incorporated a canopy. Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 14 July 2009. C E J Fryer 1991; R V J Butt 1998.
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Related material information


  • 1131298 (1/11/2008)
    Oblique aerial view centred on the remains of the railway yards with the Town Station adjacent, taken from the WSW.
  • 1131297 (1/11/2008)
    Oblique aerial view centred on the remains of the railway yards with the Town Station adjacent, taken from the WNW.


  • 216531 ()
    Newscutting. View of station.
  • 216531 ()
    Newscutting. General view.


  • 216531 ()
    Cutting showing general view.
  • 216531 (1937)
    View of trains in station.
  • 216531 (1937)
    View of train in station.
  • 216531 ()
    View of train passing through station.
  • 216531 (23/6/1962)
    General view.
  • 216531 (26/6/1958)
    View of train approaching station.
  • 216531 ()
    General view.
  • 216531 ()
    General view.

1st edition 6-inch maps

TitleDateOther parishes/counties
 Ordnance Survey six-inch to the mile, Wigtownshire, Sheet 161847