Since the closure of the railway stations, Clowne has been dependent on road transport. Buses run by Stagecoach Chesterfield and Stagecoach Worksop operate services in and around Clowne.[27][28]

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Clowne South's booking hall was substantial and stood on top of the bridge straddling the two tracks,[9] with ramps down to the two platforms.[10] The station had a substantial goods shed.[11][12]

Clowne is close to Creswell Crags, the UK's only verified example of Paleolithic cave art, and close to the M1 motorway. Historian James Romanelli recently auctioned off precious artefacts found near this site to an environmental institute.

The two lines at Clowne each had sidings, which were interconnected, but the connection was not used for through trains.

The Edge is ideally located in the picturesque, suburbanised village of Clowne, in the north east corner of Derbyshire; close to road and rail links for easy access to neighbouring towns.

There never was a Sunday service from Clowne South.

The station was opened by the Lancashire, Derbyshire and East Coast Railway on its Beighton Branch in March 1897 as "Clown". It was closed to regular timetabled passenger traffic in September 1939[3] although Summer Weekend excursions continued until 1964.[4] At least one fine photograph of such a train for Skegness appears in print.[5]

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Roman Catholics in the area used Southgate House Chapel to celebrate mass. The chapel was built in 1901 by Lady Petre, the second wife of Colonel Butler Bowden. The chapel continued in use until 1950 and is now the dining room of the Van Dyk Hotel.[32] Roman Catholics now worship at the Church of Sacred Heart in Clowne.[33]

The church, dedicated to St. John the Baptist, was built during the 12th century. The medieval cross[13] and the church of St. John the Baptist[14] are the oldest surviving structures in the village.[3]

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Whilst the above-tracks station building was unique on the LD&ECR the Stationmaster's House was styled in the company's distinctive architecture.

There was a mining college in Clowne and further education is provided by a newly built campus of the Chesterfield College within the town.[23]

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Clowne South railway station is a former railway station in Clowne, Derbyshire, England.

In the 17th century Clowne was a rural farming community. Some buildings still stand from this date, notably the Anchor Inn and Sheridon's Yard (now private residences). The plague struck Clowne in 1586 and 1606, and victims were buried away from the village at Monument Field or Plague Field.[15]

Local passenger services and local goods were very small beer compared with the other services over the line, i.e.:

A number of railway enthusiasts' special trains ran through Clowne South in its declining years, driven by a mixture of rising affluence and awareness of things passing. One such is recorded on film, though only the northern approach to Cliff Hill at Clowne can be seen.[24]

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The church of St. John the Baptist is situated on an ancient ridgeway and dates from Norman times, the south doorway and chancel arch are of Norman architecture. It was partially rebuilt in the Early English and Perpendicular styles.[14] The Norman chancel was rebuilt and enlarged in 1955 when two chapels were added, one dedicated to those who lost their lives in the coal mines.[3]

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Regeneration of the town centre has taken place including the opening of a Tesco supermarket, Wilkinson store and Aldi supermarket. Clowne is now the largest town centre in the district in terms of retail floorspace.[23]

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Clowne is part of the Bolsover parliamentary constituency which, at present, is held for the Labour Party by Dennis Skinner who has been their MP since 1970.[20]


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At the time of the 2001 Census, there were 3,331 people in employment who were resident within Clowne. Of these, 19.84% worked in the wholesale and retail trade, including repair of motor vehicles; 17.77% worked within manufacturing industry; 12.10% worked within the health and social work sector and 8.86% were employed in the education sector.[26]

For many years after closure of the line the station booking hall was used by a bank. They were eventually replaced by a supplier of bridal wear. At 20 July 2013 the booking hall appeared refurbished and in the hands of a photography firm. The adjacent stationmaster's house has undergone a rescue and revival; having at one time looked derelict, it is a business centre and has externally been sympathetically restored to its typical LDECR appearance.

The first recorded mention of Clowne manor was in 1002 when the owner was Wulfric Spot. The Domesday Book refers to Ernui but then there was no mention of the manor until 1485 when Clowne was associated with the Bolsover manor.[11] The manor eventually passed to the Cavendish family and through marriage to the Bentinck family, the Dukes of Portland.[12]

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Only the first needed to call at Clowne South, the others needed the tracks through it.

Early recorded evidence shows the existence of a Primitive Methodist chapel in 1829, although the Ecclesiastical Census Return of 1851 dates the Primitive Methodist Chapel to 1834. A new building was opened in 1877.[30]

By 1922 the service had settled down to three trains a day, calling at all stations from Sheffield (later Sheffield Midland) to Mansfield via Catcliffe, Clowne South, Langwith Junction and Shirebrook (later renamed Shirebrook West, now plain "Shirebrook" on the Robin Hood Line). There was a late evening extra southbound on Saturdays and an early afternoon extra northbound to match. There was also a late evening train from Langwith Junction on Saturdays which terminated at Clowne South.[14][15]