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 LXV
Plenty to see and do in the CRL area. Posted 22.02.19
Community Food Hub Café Opening In Preston
Healthy, local & seasonal food. Posted 15.02.19
Queen Mary’s Military Hospital
Memorial plaque unveiled. Posted 14.02.19
Electrification Of Bolton Corridor Complete
Northern 319s to start running via Bolton. Posted 09.02.19
Northern Timetable Saturday 9 February 2019
Timetables for Saturday 9th February 2019. Posted 08.02.19