Haywood and Nettleham Well

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steamybrian

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I am undertaking some updates for Wikipedia and have found references to two stations in the Doncaster area called Haywood and Nettleham Well. I have undertaken extensive searches on the internet and reference books but have been unable to find any information on their existance..!.
Searches on maps have revealed that a small village called Haywood is adjacent to the ECML north of Doncaster but cannot find any place name in the area with the name Nettleham Well.
Can any reader provide any information. If no information is forthcoming then references to these station names will be recommended for deletion from Wikipedia.
 
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Can you help..?
I am undertaking some updates for Wikipedia and have found references to two stations in the Doncaster area called Haywood and Nettleham Well. I have undertaken extensive searches on the internet and reference books but have been unable to find any information on their existance..!.
Searches on maps have revealed that a small village called Haywood is adjacent to the ECML north of Doncaster but cannot find any place name in the area with the name Nettleham Well.
Can any reader provide any information. If no information is forthcoming then references to these station names will be recommended for deletion from Wikipedia.
There is a Nettleham Well Farm with the postcode DN10 6ER. If you look on Google Maps, there is a nearby Station Road and I would assume where the line of the railway crosses it would be the most likely location for a station of that name.

A bit more digging and I found this on the Geograph website:

The line from Bawtry to Haxey and Epworth (on the Great Northern and Great Eastern Joint Line) was built in 1912. Some quite extensive and expensive earthworks were required in the vicinity of the River Idle. But by 1914 the line east of Misson (including the section where this photograph was taken) had already closed. Between Bawtry and Misson the line lasted until 1965 though much of the time it was used just for wagon storage.

Misson is the location of the Station Road I mentioned above so it seems likely the passenger station was planned but never built and the line remained freight only.
 
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Thank you for all your information.
I shall recommend deletion of reference to these stations in Wikipedia.
 
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