Cheltenham High Street
LocationCheltenham, Cheltenham
England
Grid referenceSO936234
Platforms2
Other information
StatusDisused
History
Original companyMidland Railway
Pre-groupingMidland Railway
Key dates
1 September 1862Opened as Cheltenham Tewkesbury Road Bridge
1 October 1862Renamed Cheltenham High Street
1 July 1910Closed

Cheltenham High Street railway station was built by the Midland Railway to serve the north-western part of Cheltenham.

History

A 1910 Railway Clearing House map of railways in the vicinity of Cheltenham High Street
A 1910 Railway Clearing House map of railways in the vicinity of Cheltenham High Street

The station was situated on the main Birmingham to Bristol railway line, to the south of the bridge where the line passes beneath Tewkesbury Road in Cheltenham, which is a continuation of, but quite remote from that known as the High Street.

It was opened on 1 September 1862 as Cheltenham Tewkesbury Road Bridge, and a month later, on 1 October, was renamed Cheltenham High Street.[1]

The Midland and South Western Junction Railway (MSWJ) had reached Cirencester in 1883.[2] On 1 August 1891 the MSWJ opened an extension from Cirencester to Andoversford,[3] which connected with the existing Banbury and Cheltenham Direct Railway; the MSWJ obtained permission to use that line to reach Cheltenham.[2] The MSWJ passenger trains ran to Cheltenham (Lansdown), whereas the goods trains continued a little further north, to Cheltenham High Street.[4] The MSWJ built a locomotive depot adjacent to High Street station.[5]

The station closed to passengers on 1 July 1910.[1] The line remains open for passenger services between Birmingham New Street and Cheltenham Spa, but these do not call at Cheltenham High Street.

Stationmasters

From 1909 until closure the station was managed by the station master at Lansdown Road)

Route

Preceding station Historical railways Following station
Cleeve
Line open, station closed
  Midland Railway
Birmingham and Gloucester Railway
  Cheltenham Spa
Line and station open

Notes

  1. ^ a b Butt 1995, p. 59.
  2. ^ a b Sands & Jenkins 1990, p. 14.
  3. ^ Sands & Jenkins 1990, p. 16.
  4. ^ Sands & Jenkins 1990, p. 17.
  5. ^ Sands & Jenkins 1990, p. 53.
  6. ^ "1859-1866". Midland Railway Miscellaneous Depts: 195. 1914. Retrieved 31 May 2021.
  7. ^ a b c "1871-1879 Coaching". Midland Railway Operating, Traffic and Coaching Depts: 338. 1871. Retrieved 31 May 2021.
  8. ^ a b c "1881-1898 Coaching". Midland Railway Operating, Traffic and Coaching Depts: 432. 1881. Retrieved 31 May 2021.
  9. ^ a b c d e "1899-1908 Coaching; Piece 1027". Midland Railway Operating, Traffic and Coaching Depts: 133. 1899. Retrieved 31 May 2021.

References

Further reading

Coordinates: 51°54′35″N 2°05′37″W / 51.9096°N 2.0937°W / 51.9096; -2.0937