Brompton Crossing in May 2009 looking east. Sawdon Station is directly to the left, behind the building. To the right is Brompton cricket pitch.

Brompton Crossing

Brompton Ings Road is crossed at the west end of Sawdon Station, where there was a crossing keepers cottage. This property appeared to be the dwelling for a platelayer, but porters who worked at the station also lived there at the same time.

Despite an extension on the north side including a garage, this gatehouse retains much of its original character.


Mr William Preston was a platelayer living at Brompton Crossing in 1891 and 1901. His son Walter was a porter at the station in 1901. In 1891 James H Ward was also living at the gatehouse and was a porter at the station. Mr John Liveseed who was a porter at the station living in the gatehouse in 1901.


It is thought that by 1911 Mr Edwin J Pearce had moved from Brompton Carr crossing to this one, working as a platelayer.


Mr William Shipley was living at "Station Cottage" in 1939, working as a "Permanent Way Labourer".