Barnham railway station
Barnham railway station is in West Sussex, serving the village of Barnham, around 5 miles north of Bognor Regis. It is located on the West Coastway Line between Brighton and Southampton, 63 miles 22 chains down the line from London Bridge via Redhill; the station and the majority of trains serving it are operated by Southern. The other operator is Great Western Railway; the station is served by Southern 313 and 377s, Great Western Railway 158s. Barnham is the junction station for the short branch to Bognor Regis, it is a well-used interchange for passengers between slow and fast services. It has services to London Victoria via Gatwick Airport, Portsmouth, Southampton and the occasional long-distance services to the West Country. Trains travelling from east to west sometimes divide at Barnham. Platform 1 - Bognor Regis from Barnham & Littlehampton, London Victoria via Horsham Platform 2 - Westbound services towards Chichester and Southampton, Bognor Regis from London Platform 3 - Eastbound services towards Littlehampton, LondonThe off-peak service pattern is as follows: 2tph to Brighton 4tph to London Victoria 2tph to Littlehampton 4tph to Bognor Regis 2tph to Southampton Central 1tph to Portsmouth & Southsea 2tph to Portsmouth HarbourThere are two services per day, operated by Great Western Railway to Bristol Temple Meads via Southampton Central and Bath Spa, with one continuing to Great Malvern via Gloucester, Cheltenham Spa and Worcester Foregate Street.
Ticket office Quick ticket Departure boards Coffee Shop Waiting Room Sheltered seating around whole station Taxi Rank Telephones Toilets Car Park Bus stop Southern Train Crew Depot On 1 August 1962, an electric multiple unit was derailed when points switched under it due to an electrical fault. Thirty-eight people were injured; the cause was an electrical short circuit due to a metal washer, left behind after maintenance, which caused a false feed to the points motor under unusual circumstances with a high power load from 3 trains accelerating simultaneously. Adrian Vaughan commented. Before his book had been published, the Clapham Junction disaster occurred, with a similar cause. Train times and station information for Barnham railway station from National Rail
Barnham, West Sussex
Barnham is a semi-rural village and civil parish in the Arun district of West Sussex, centred about five miles north of Bognor Regis. Barnham is mentioned in the Domesday Book and retains some of its rich agricultural history, having had little woodland for many centuries, rolling cereal fields and pasture instead. West Barnham forms a semi-rural conurbation with Barnham which had 3,107 people living in it 2001; as with many other such villages in the south-east of England just outside the Metropolitan Green Belt with accessible to centres of employment and resorts for the retired, accepted construction in the early part of the 21st century has included retirement apartments and other residential expansion. The cattle market was, in its heyday, considered to be one of the most important in Sussex for both cattle and cereals. In the 20th century this area, on alluvial soils, was important for market gardening. An electoral ward in the same name exists; this ward includes Aldingbourne and surrounding area with a total population at the 2011 census of 8,627.
The parish church, dedicated to St Mary, was given to the Abbey of Lessay in Normandy in 1105 and passed to Boxgrove Priory. There is an elaborate carved rectangular font of Sussex marble; the white wooden tower was once regarded as an important aid to shipping in the English Channel. A pub remains in Barnham, the Murrell Arms - a farmhouse, built in 1750, licensed since 1866. Another public house served the village from the early 20th century until 2010: The Barnham Bridge Inn which closed when the brewery was taken into administration. In July 2014, work commenced to turn the premises into a supermarket. Barnham Windmill is on the South-Eastern boundary of the village on the road to Yapton; the present windmill was built in 1829 and has undergone start-and-stop restoration for over a decade, although there seems to have been little work done since 2007. The windmill used to be accessible through the adjacent tea rooms, but when the tea rooms closed in 2005, so did access to the mill. In August 2009, work began to turn the tea rooms and adjacent property into five dwellings, with the provisional development plans stating that the windmill would be turned into a'4/5 bedroom house'.
Part of the Portsmouth-Arundel Canal is visible to the SE of the village, including remains of the locks and pivots used for the locking mechanisms. St Mary's Church represents the heart of'Old Barnham', but when the railway station and junction for Bognor Regis were built one mile north of the church, the focus of the village shifted as businesses built premises adjacent to the station and this was followed by housing developments centred on this location. Barnham railway station Barnham Parish Council Barnham Windmill Barnham through the Ages Barnham in the Domesday Book
Barnham railway station (Suffolk)
Barnham railway station is a former station in Barnham, Suffolk on a now closed line between Thetford and Bury St Edmunds. It was located close to the Norfolk border, it should not be confused with Barnham railway station a still-active station in West Sussex. The railway line between Bury St Edmunds and Thetford was proposed by the Bury St Edmunds and Thetford Railway and authorised on 5 July 1865. After assistance was given by the Thetford and Watton Railway, the plan was modified, instead of running to the main station at Thetford, a curve was built so that T&WR trains from Swaffham could run directly to the Bury St Edmunds line without reversing at Thetford; the B&TR line between Bury St Edmunds and Thetford Bridge was opened on 1 March 1876. The B&TR was purchased by the Great Eastern Railway in 1878. Trains on the B&TR were operated by the T&WR until 1879, when operation was taken over by the GER. Thetford Bridge was the last station before Thetford. Former Services Barnham station on navigable 1946 O. S. map
Barnham is a village and civil parish in the St Edmundsbury district of the English county of Suffolk. It is about 3 miles south of Thetford and 9 miles north of Bury St Edmunds on the A134; the village of Euston is 1 mile to the east. According to Eilert Ekwall the meaning of the village name is "Beorn's homestead". East Farm, Barnham, is an important archaeological site dating to the Hoxnian Stage of the Lower Palaeolithic, about 400,000 years ago. Flint artefacts have been found; the Domesday Book records the population of Barnham in 1086 to be 35 families – a large village at that time. It was part of the holdings of Earl Hugh of Chester, having been held by Edward the Confessor in 1066; the parish church is dedicated to St Gregory and was restored in the 19th century. The village was split into two parishes, divided between the liberties of St Edmund and of Thetford until 1639. Ruins of the church of St Martin remain in the village. From 1808 to 1814, Barnham was the site of a station in the shutter telegraph chain which connected the Admiralty in London to its naval ships in the port of Great Yarmouth.
Barnham railway station was on the Thetford to Bury St Edmunds line, which closed in 1960. Barnham Windmill was a three-storey tower mill built in the village in 1821, it has been converted into residential accommodation. RAF Barnham is located to the north of Barnham alongside the A134 2 miles south of Thetford on Thetford Heath; the station was opened in 1939 and used as a chemical weapons store during and after World War II. In the 1950s a nuclear weapons store facility was built on part of the site to store the UK's free-fall nuclear bombs for the Blue Danube project; the site was operational as a nuclear store in September 1956, commanded from RAF Honington, 6 miles to the south. Storage at the site is believed to have stopped in 1963 following the development of the Blue Steel missile programme; the nuclear facility became an industrial site. The site is a scheduled monument. Barnham Camp is retained as a training site for the RAF Regiment, it is operated as a satellite camp of RAF Honington.
Barnham Heath is a Site of Special Scientific Interest located to the east of the village. The site, 76.5 hectares in size, is an area of Breckland heathland with a range of grassland and scrub habitats. It is an important bird habitat, including for the protected stone curlew. Land surrounding the village forms part of the Breckland Farmland and Breckland Forest SSSIs as well as the Barnham Little Heath and Thetford Heaths SSSI. Media related to Barnham at Wikimedia Commons Barnham in the Domesday Book
RAF Barnham is a Royal Air Force station situated in the English county of Suffolk 2 miles south of the Norfolk town of Thetford. It is located to the north of the village of Barnham on Thetford Heaths; the camp is a satellite station of RAF Honington. During the 1950s and 60s a part of RAF Barnham was set aside as high-security storage facility for nuclear weapons; this area of the site is now a scheduled monument. Earlier than that, Barnham had been used as a chemical weapons store and filling station from 22 August 1939. In the early 1960s, the nuclear weapons storage facility was put up for sale, now forms the owned Gorse Industrial Estate; the chemical weapon store and former chemical weapon filling station are situated down the dead-end Station Road. In early 2016, it was announced that the site will close by 2020 as part of the Ministry of Defence estate strategy; the present main gate of RAF Barnham can be found directly off Bury Road between Barnham village and Thetford. The entrance to the former nuclear weapons store can be found on Elveden Road between Barnham village and the A11.
Military facilities had existed at Barnham since the First World War. During the Second World War, Barnham had been a chemical weapons storage and filling station for mustard gas. During 1953 or 1954, construction began on a high-security RAF bomb store on Thetford Heath; the site was to become known as RAF Barnham and construction was completed in 1955 with the site operational from September 1956. Barnham was constructed as a sister-site to a similar facility constructed a few years before at RAF Faldingworth. Both sites were built to store and maintain free-fall nuclear bombs and Barnham was able to supply the bomber squadrons at Honington, Watton, Wyton and Bassingbourn. Barnham came under the control of the RAF's No. 94 Maintenance Unit. The operational life of Barnham was short. By the early 1960s this type of storage facility became obsolete as free-fall nuclear bombs were superseded as the weapon of choice, for the British Nuclear Deterrent, by the Blue Steel stand-off missile; the storage and maintenance of nuclear weapons moved to the V bomber airfields.
The last nuclear weapons were removed from the site by April 1963. The site was sold in 1966, since that date it has been used as a light industrial estate; the site was built to store and maintain free-fall nuclear bombs, such as Blue Danube. This specific purpose was reflected in the facility's layout: The site was pentagonal in shape, it consisted of three large non-nuclear component stores, surrounded by earthwork banking and a number of smaller storage buildings to hold the fissile cores. The larger buildings stored the high-explosive elements of the weapons; the smaller stores were constructed to hold the fissile core of the weapons. These hutches were further divided into type'A' and'B'. The'A' type hutches having a single borehole for the storage of Plutonium cores and the'B' type hutches having a double borehole for storing Cobalt cores. In total, there were 55 hutches giving enough capacity to store 64 fissile cores. Barnham had sufficient storage capacity for 132 fissile cores although it's that only a small number were stored there as only 25 Blue Danube bombs were built at a cost of £1M per bomb.
In addition to the storage buildings, the site consisted of a number of other buildings including a Fire Station, RAF Police flight, Administration block, Mess block, Mechanical Transport Section and Workshops. The perimeter of the site was protected by a double system of chain-link fencing and an inner concrete-panel wall. In 1959, security was enhanced by the building of watch towers around the perimeter; the former nuclear bomb storage facilities are designated as a scheduled monument by English Heritage. Several buildings on the site have listed building status. RAF Barnham is used by the RAF Regiment for training, it is used as an training venue for the Potential Gunners Acquaintance Course. The adjacent MoD Training Area remains the property of the Ministry of Defence, is still used by the RAF Regiment, as well as the Air Training Corps and Combined Cadet Force for training. In January 2016, it was announced. A Better Defence Estate, published in November 2016, indicates that the Ministry of Defence will dispose of the site by 2020.
Domestic accommodation will be relocated to RAF Honington, with access to Barnham Training Area maintained. History of Gorse Industrial Estate RAF BARNHAM NUCLEAR STORAGE SITE