Dent Station

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Dent Station MYD35888 (c) YDNPA, 2023

Dent Station MYD35888 (c) YDNPA, 2023

Dent Station was built on the Settle-Carlisle Railway line sometime in the mid-1870s. The booking hall and waiting rooms it contained are now in private ownership. A separate passenger waiting room stands on the opposite side of the track and 150 metres to the south east is a former railway workers’ barracks building. The station was built in the typical Midland Railway Company ornate ‘Derby Gothic’ style with decorated wooden barge boards, pitched sandstone walls with dressed stone quoins, lintels and window surrounds and a Welsh slate roof. The railway was always intended to be a fast through route to Scotland and so took the shortest course. As a result, local stations were often built at an inconvenient distance from the nearest settlement. Dent Station lies over 4 miles from Dent itself.

Dent Station MYD35888 (c) YDNPA, 2023

Dent Station MYD35888 (c) YDNPA, 2023


Jenkinson, David (1980) Rails in the Fells. Seaton: Peco Publications


Station lies on Settle -Carlisle line. Can also be reached by taking the turning north at Lea Yeat, near Cowgill in Dentdale. Site lies 3 1/2 miles along this road.

Public Transport Details

Nearest town/village: Dent Station. Call Traveline on 0870 608 2 608 to plan your journey. After the welcome message key in 874 for Cumbria information.


Viewable from platform.