Aynho for Deddington railway station

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Aynho for Deddington
Aynho Railway Station.jpeg
View of the station site in May 2009, with the original station building on the left. In the background a northbound train can be seen on the flyover of Aynho Junction
Place Aynho
Area Northamptonshire
Grid reference SP498324
Original company Oxford & Rugby Railway
Pre-grouping Great Western Railway
Post-grouping Great Western Railway
Western Region of British Railways
Platforms 2
2 September 1850 Station opens as Aynho
Unknown Station renamed Aynho for Deddington
2 November 1964 Station closes
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
170433 at Edinburgh Waverley.JPG UK Railways portal

Aynho for Deddington railway station was a railway station serving the village of Aynho in Northamptonshire, England. It was on what is now known as the Cherwell Valley Line.


When the first section of the Oxford and Rugby Railway was opened as far as Banbury on 2 September 1850,[1][2] there were only three intermediate stations, the northernmost of which was Aynho.[1][3] The Oxford & Rugby Railway was absorbed by the Great Western Railway prior to opening.[2]

To the north of the station is Aynho Junction, the northern end of the Bicester "cut-off" line, which was brought into use in 1910.[4][5] This route passes close to Aynho station, and a nearby station named Aynho Park was provided on the Bicester "cut-off" route.[4][6]

The station passed on to the Western Region of British Railways on nationalisation in 1948. It was then closed by the British Railways Board, to goods on 4 May 1964 and to passengers on 2 November 1964, along with three other stations between Leamington Spa and Didcot; by this time it had been renamed Aynho for Deddington.[7][8]

Preceding station National Rail Historical railways Following station
King's Sutton
Line and station open
  Great Western Railway
Oxford and Rugby Railway
  Fritwell & Somerton
Line open, station closed

The site today[edit]

Trains on the Cherwell Valley Line pass the site.


  1. ^ a b MacDermot 1927, p. 300.
  2. ^ a b Mitchell & Smith 2003, Historical Background.
  3. ^ Mitchell & Smith 2003, fig. 91.
  4. ^ a b MacDermot 1931, pp. 448-449.
  5. ^ Mitchell & Smith 2003, fig. 96.
  6. ^ Mitchell & Smith 2002, fig. 82.
  7. ^ Railway Magazine, December 1964, p. 920
  8. ^ Mitchell & Smith 2003, fig. 94.


  • Butt, R. V. J. (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. ISBN 978-1-85260-508-7. OCLC 60251199. 
  • Jowett, Alan (2000). Jowett's Nationalised Railway Atlas (1st ed.). Penryn, Cornwall: Atlantic Transport Publishers. ISBN 978-0-906899-99-1. OCLC 228266687. 
  • MacDermot, E.T. (1927). History of the Great Western Railway. Vol. I (1st ed.). Paddington: Great Western Railway. 
  • MacDermot, E.T. (1931). History of the Great Western Railway. Vol. II (1st ed.). Paddington: Great Western Railway. 
  • Mitchell, Vic; Smith, Keith (September 2002). Princes Risborough to Banbury. Western Main Lines. Midhurst: Middleton Press. ISBN 1-901706-85-0. 
  • Mitchell, Vic; Smith, Keith (February 2003). Didcot to Banbury. Western Main Lines. Midhurst: Middleton Press. ISBN 1-904474-02-0. 
  • "Services withdrawn by L.M.R.". Railway Magazine. Westminster: Tothill Press. 110 (764). December 1964. 

Further reading[edit]

  • Hendry, R. Preston; Hendry, R. Powell (1992). Paddington to the Mersey. Oxford Publishing Company. pp. 20–21. ISBN 9780860934424. OCLC 877729237. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 51°59′17″N 1°16′30″W / 51.98804°N 1.27504°W / 51.98804; -1.27504