Bourton-on-the-Water
Bourton-on-the-Water Station.jpg
Bourton-on-the-Water railway station in 2007
General information
LocationBourton-on-the-Water, Cotswold
England
Platforms2
Other information
StatusDisused
History
Original companyBourton-on-the-Water Railway
Pre-groupingGreat Western Railway
Post-groupingGreat Western Railway
Western Region of British Railways
Key dates
1 March 1862[1]Station opens
15 October 1962Closed to passengers
7 September 1964[2]Goods facilities withdrawn
The station in 1961
The station in 1961

Bourton-on-the-Water railway station was a Gloucestershire railway station on the Great Western Railway's Banbury and Cheltenham Direct Railway which opened in 1881 and closed in 1964.

History

The Bourton-on-the-Water railway station was situated just to the north of the village and served surrounding villages like Lower Slaughter. It was rebuilt in 1936 by the Chief Architect to the Great Western Railway, Percy Emerson Culverhouse. The station was host to a GWR camp coach in 1935, 1938 and 1939.[3]

The station passed on to the Western Region of British Railways on nationalisation in 1948. The last passenger service to the station was on 13 October 1962. Goods services between the station and Cheltenham ceased in 1962 with the service between Bourton and Kingham closing a year later.

Stationmasters

Present day

Following closure, the station was used as a highways depot by Gloucestershire County Council. The (last) station building, built in the 1930s, was demolished in 2011.

The Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway had considered reusing the building at its Broadway railway station, but later changed its mind.[11]


Preceding station   Disused railways   Following station
Notgrove
Line and station closed
  Great Western Railway
Banbury and Cheltenham Direct Railway
  Stow-on-the-Wold
Line and station closed

References

  1. ^ Butt, R. V. J. (October 1995). The Directory of Railway Stations: details every public and private passenger station, halt, platform and stopping place, past and present (1st ed.). Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. p. 40. ISBN 978-1-85260-508-7. OCLC 60251199. OL 11956311M.
  2. ^ Clinker, C.R. (October 1978). Clinker's Register of Closed Passenger Stations and Goods Depots in England, Scotland and Wales 1830-1977. Bristol: Avon-AngliA Publications & Services. p. 16. ISBN 0-905466-19-5.
  3. ^ McRae, Andrew (1997). British Railway Camping Coach Holidays: The 1930s & British Railways (London Midland Region). Vol. Scenes from the Past: 30 (Part One). Foxline. p. 31. ISBN 1-870119-48-7.
  4. ^ "1835-1910 Clerks Vol.5". Great Western Railway Operating, Traffic and Coaching Depts: 122. 1835. Retrieved 22 May 2022.
  5. ^ "Promotion". Witney Gazette and West Oxfordshire Advertiser. England. 15 April 1893. Retrieved 22 May 2022 – via British Newspaper Archive.
  6. ^ "1835-1900 Clerks Vol.6". Great Western Railway Operating, Traffic and Coaching Depts: 11. 1835. Retrieved 22 May 2022.
  7. ^ "Bourton-on-the-Water". Oxfordshire Weekly News. England. 15 February 1905. Retrieved 22 May 2022 – via British Newspaper Archive.
  8. ^ "G.W.R. Magazine". Cheltenham Chronicle. England. 5 August 1905. Retrieved 22 May 2022 – via British Newspaper Archive.
  9. ^ "Presentation at Bourton". Cheltenham Chronicle. England. 23 February 1929. Retrieved 22 May 2022 – via British Newspaper Archive.
  10. ^ "New Bourton Station Master". Gloucestershire Echo. England. 27 April 1934. Retrieved 22 May 2022 – via British Newspaper Archive.
  11. ^ Deshmukh, Anita (28 June 2007). "New station for Broadway?". Cotswold Journal. Archived from the original on 25 August 2020. Retrieved 25 August 2020.

Coordinates: 51°53′26″N 1°45′21″W / 51.89068°N 1.75578°W / 51.89068; -1.75578