Beauchief station in 1961
General information
LocationAbbeydale, City of Sheffield
Coordinates53°20′09″N 1°30′29″W / 53.335833°N 1.508056°W / 53.335833; -1.508056
Grid referenceSK328822
Other information
Pre-groupingMidland Railway
London Midland Region of British Railways
Key dates
1 February 1870Opened as Abbey Houses
1 April 1870renamed Beauchief
1 May 1874renamed Beauchief and Abbey Dale
1901–3Expanded to four platforms
19 March 1914renamed Beauchief
2 January 1961Closed for passengers [1]
15 June 1964closed for goods

Beauchief railway station (pronounced Beechif) was in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England.

It was built by the Midland Railway in 1870 and was designed by the company architect John Holloway Sanders.[2]

The station served the communities of Beauchief, Woodseats and Ecclesall and was situated on the Midland Main Line between Millhouses railway station and Dore & Totley station, near Abbeydale Road South in Abbeydale. The station was originally called Abbey Houses and later Beauchief & Abbey Dale station.

The station was opened on the site of Hutcliffe Mill at the same time as the main line from Chesterfield. At opening it had two platforms, but this was increased to four with the widening which took place between 1901 and 1903. It closed on 1 January 1961. The stationmasters house survives as a private residence and the nearby Abbeydale Station Hotel was renamed the Beauchief Hotel. In 2018 the hotel site was redeveloped as luxury apartments.

The Beauchief Hotel, formerly the Abbeydale Station Hotel
Preceding station Historical railways Following station
Dore & Totley
Line and station open
  Midland Railway
Midland Main Line
  Millhouses and Ecclesall
Line open, station closed


  1. ^ Butt, R.V.J., (1995) The Directory of Railway Stations, Yeovil: Patrick Stephens
  2. ^ "The Sheffield and Chesterfield District Railway. The New stations". Sheffield Daily Telegraph. British Newspaper Archive. 13 April 1869. Retrieved 12 July 2016 – via British Newspaper Archive.