The Hangings

The Hangings is now a footpath and cycleway between Parkeston Road and Dovercourt Station. Originally part of the route of the Eastern Counties Railway, the line opened in 1854. With the opening of Parkeston Quay, however, the line was diverted in 1882 away from The Hangings to serve the new Parkeston Quay Station and the track through The Hangings was removed. Two bridges remain on Parkeston Road just short of the A120 roundabout, one carries the road over the former railbed and the other over Dock River. For a more complete history of the 'Mayflower Line' railway click here .

Former railway bridge over Parkeston
The original railway bridge, carrying Parkeston Road over the 1854 single track railway line remains. Beyond the bridge is the roundabout installed as part of the A120 works in the early 1980s.

I have divided these pages into three sections:

Part 1   Parkeston Road to Vines Estate
Part 2   Vines Estate to Pattricks Lane
Part 3   Pattricks Lane to Dovercourt Station

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