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Written by Christopher Ward - 08 Aug 2006
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Location notes
Located at the bottom of the hill from the rest of the village of Sharpthorne, there is a housing estate (fenced off by trees) to the east of the line and a few houses and fields on the other side
Railway type and traffic
The Bluebell Railway has a superb collection of stam engines ranging from Terriers to Bulleid Pacifics, and they operate trains formed of carriages dating from the 19th century to the 1960s. Irregular freight demonstartions plus the tip workings during some weeks (telephone the railway in advance)
Environment
Located at the bottom of the hill from the rest of the village of Sharpthorne, there is a housing estate (fenced off by trees) to the east of the line and a few houses and fields on the other side
Road directions
From the M25:
Follow M23 towards Gatwick. At the East Grinstead / Crawley junction, follow A264 toward East Grinstead. At the 'Dukes Head' roundabout, turn right, through the village of Turners Hill (with the crossroads which you go straight accross) and then take the first left after the next roundabout (about 1 mile from Turners Hill). Turn into Station Road (almost at the far end of Sharpthorne village) and continue to the bottom of the hill.

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West Hoathly, Former Station map co-ordinates
Parking
There is some restricted parking along the west side of the line with a good view over the line, or along the roadside in the estate.
Public transport
Train to East Grinstead and then a bus to the village is the only real way.

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Amenities
There are some village shops and a pub in the village.
Accommodation
Details on local accomodation can be found from the Bluebell Railway website, www.bluebellrailway.co.uk
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West Hoathly, Former Station

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West Hoathly, Former Station general view map
West Hoathly, Former Station close up map

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West Hoathly, Former Station



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Photographic notes


General views - All photographs © Christopher Ward unless otherwise stated
Fig 1 - Looking north


Fig 1 - Looking north

Approaching the station.

Fig 2 - Looking south


Fig 2 - Looking south


Fig 3 - Looking south


Fig 3 - Looking south

The station in its current state, with the old platform edges clearly visible.

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