Allerston Lane Crossing Keepers cottage in June 1995, with Ebberston Station immediately to the right.

Allerston Lane Crossing

Allerston Lane crossing keepers house is located next to Ebberston station. It was referred to as No.2 Gatehouse, Allerston while the main station building was No.1.

After closure, it became 'Station Cattery' for a time in the 70's. An extension has been added to the property on the railway side.


Mr Thompson Widd was a platelayer living at Allerston "Gate House" in 1891 and still there in 1901. Thompson was brother to Henry Widd of Broadmire Crossing and Richard Widd of Westfield Crossing. Thompson had moved to Ebberston Crossing by 1911.


In 1911 Harland Postill was platelayer with his wife Mary at Allerston Crossing. By 1939 they had moved to Wilton Carr crossing.


In 1921 Edgar Hawley was a platelayer living at the "Railway Cottage, Allerston" along with his wife Frances Ann.


Jane Ethel Bond was recorded as a housewife at No.2 Gatehouse Allerston in 1939. After the line closed, she bought Wilton Carr crossing from British Railways.


On 3rd November 1948 Mr Harold Jefferson and family moved into No.2 Gatehouse Allerston. Harold took the position of porter/signalman at Ebberston Station. After the line closed in May 1950, for a short time the family continued to live in the gatehouse while Harold worked at Thornton Dale Station which was still open for goods traffic. Harold took a job as porter/signalman at nearby Marishes Road Station on 6th December 1950 at which point the family moved out of Allerston Gatehouse.