The railway arrived at Hapton in 1848 but the village here was probably developed during the Iron Age. A fortified manor house existed in 1242. Hapton Tower was built on the top of Hambledon Hill during the 16th century by Sir John Towneley, but by the 18th century the tower had been removed.
Hapton carved its living from cotton, coal and quarrying. The Leeds Liverpool canal passes through the village. In 1886 Hapton became the first small settlement in England to be powered with electricity. A tragic mining accident occurred at Hapton Valley colliery when on 23rd March 1962 a major explosion occurred with fatal results. The surrounding country side is good for walking and there is a local nature trail at Castle Clough. Here close to the railway can be seen traces of the areas industrial past with the old reservoir which supplied a cotton dye works clearly visible.
Grid Reference SD 791317 – for a map visit www.streetmap.co.uk and enter the grid reference.
This station is now a request stop – if you wish to alight at this station please inform the conductor and if you wish to board please make a clear signal to the driver.
- Unstaffed station
- Hourly service to Preston & Blackpool South and Colne
- Waiting shelters
- Additional seating on platforms
- Long Line Public Address
- Community notice board
Something For The Weekend LV
Plenty of festive things to do and see in the CRL area. Posted 07.12.18
RMT Strike Saturday 8 December 2018
30% of trains will run but none after 17:00. Posted 07.12.18
Now CRL Is Flushed With Success
Accrington's loo(e) twinned with a toilet block in Zambia. Posted 04.12.18
CRL Is Recruiting
Closing date 7th December 2018 . Posted 04.12.18
Clitheroe Line & East Lancashire Joint Management Group
Friday 30 November 2018. Posted 04.12.18